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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.

Explore the impact of South Slough Reserve in 2019, including their teacher training programs, forest restoration, and relationship with local tribal nations.

Did You Know…

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

Latest News from the South Slough Reserve

Building the Blue/Green Workforce

Building the Blue/Green Workforce

An unprecedented number of young people want to work in the environmental sciences. Reserves around the System, in collaboration with the Hollings Scholarship Program, are helping them get the experience they need.

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Reserves Benefit Local Economies

Reserves Benefit Local Economies

National Estuarine Research Reserves are a positive influence on local economies, according to a new study which calculated the direct and indirect economic contribution of Reserves in Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire.

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New Faces Across the NERRS

New Faces Across the NERRS

Our Reserves in Washington, Oregon, and New Jersey are all welcoming new staff recently, each bringing fresh talent and energy to our Reserve System. Please join NERRA in welcoming these new NERRds to the family!

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South Slough Reserve, Oregon