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Welcome to the Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

With the significant development pressures on coastal communities and the resulting impacts to coastal resources, it is important that those individuals involved in coastal decision making and planning have the opportunity to improve their skills and scientific knowledge in order to address critical resource issues.

To answer this need, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System began its Coastal Training Program (CTP). The objectives of this program are to:

  • Provide the best available science, tools, and techniques to those individuals and groups whose actions impact coastal watersheds, estuaries and near shore waters.
  • Increase our understanding of the environmental, social, and economic consequences of human activity within the coastal landscape.
  • Increase information exchange and collaboration amongst the many individuals and institutions who affect coastal ecosystems.

The Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program focuses on a variety of local and regional issues including those of particular significance such as

  • sensitive species
  • habitat restoration and management
  • clean water
  • invasive species

We strive to provide useful courses that address high priority issues of local and regional importance to planners, managers and regulators of coastal area resources.

The Coastal Training Program brings diverse people together - farmers, fishermen, regulatory personnel, elected officials, landowners, and scientists - to define issues and explore solutions. We are able to build collaborative networks that teach and lead each other to conserve one of the biodiversity hotspots of the U.S.

As our program grows and develops, we are becoming the region's premier forum for people to go to when they need better information about coastal ecology.

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Current Events

Facliitation Skills for Scientists, Planners and Resource Managers
Sep 13, 2016, 9:00 AM
Romberg Tiburon Center, Bay Conference Center 3152 Paradise Dr Tiburon, CA 94920
Workshop objectives: Participants in this workshop will be able to plan, design and facilitate meetings more effectively with lower anxiety ...

Climate-Smart Riparian Restoration, For Restoration Practitioners on California’s Central Coast
Sep 21, 2016, 9:00 AM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
An advanced workshop to help riparian restoration practitioners incorporate anticiapted cilmate change to help improve their riparian restoration projects.

Managing Habitats for the California Red-legged Frog
Oct 6, 2016, 8:00 AM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
For audiences already trained in the biology and ecology of the California red-legged frog, this workshop is designed to advance ...

Grazing to Improve Habitat for Grassland Plants and Birds - Fall 2016 Membership Meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
Oct 20, 2016, 9:00 AM
Vaquero Farms
This is part of a twice-a-year meeting series, the third Thursday of every April and October- gatherings of the Central ...

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Oct 28, 2016, 8:30 AM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC
This course presents conceptual and practical discussions of the analysis of spatial information with the addition of exercises using the ...

Our Sponsors

Coastal_Conservancy_LogoCoastal Conservancy

CA_Dept_Fish&Wildlife_LogoCalifornia Department of Fish
and Wildlife

Elkhorn_Slough_Foundation_LogoElkhorn Slough Foundation

NOAA_LogoNational Oceanic and
Atmospheric Association

NERRS_LogoNational Estuarine Research Reserve System