Oregon Department of State Lands
Oregon’s South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is made up of 4,771 acres and provides habitats for salmon, great blue herons, bald eagles, migrating ducks, elk, sea otters, oysters, and crabs. The Reserve offers a diverse landscape of open waters, emergent islands, streams, salt marshes, and conifer-forested uplands. Through research, education, and stewardship programs, Reserve staff promote scientific and public knowledge of estuaries and how to manage them.
Latest News from the South Slough Reserve
Along Oregon’s Coquille River, smallmouth bass are having an outsized impact on the beloved—and beleaguered—Chinook salmon. These nonnative fish prey on juvenile salmon and generally outcompete the Chinook for survival in a changing ecosystem.
Talk NERRdy to Me is a monthly column about leaders and luminaries from across our Reserves. This month, NERRA’s itinerant interlocutor Nik Charov spoke with Alice Yeates, stewardship coordinator at the South Slough Reserve in Oregon.
Reserves around the country transform this passion for wildlife into community science to support an ever-growing body of knowledge about these special estuary residents and how we can make …