South Slough Reserve, Oregon

State

Oregon

State Partner

Oregon Department of State Lands

Acres

4,771

Est. Date

1974

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.

Did You Know…

South Slough was the first National Estuarine Research Reserve in our system.

Latest News from the South Slough Reserve

Re-envisioning Conservation Science

Re-envisioning Conservation Science

For the members of 16 Tribal Nations, Reserve staff, and partners who traveled to Hawaiʻi’s Heʻeia Reserve last April, stepping into a loʻi kalo was the perfect way to begin a conversation with wide-ranging implications—how to indigenize conservation science.

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Got Space Invaders? Here’s a Shocking Response

Got Space Invaders? Here’s a Shocking Response

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.

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Talk NERRdy to Me: Dr. Alice Yeates

Talk NERRdy to Me: Dr. Alice Yeates

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.

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South Slough Reserve, Oregon