Archived Workshops / References

The Elkhorn Slough CTP website posts and maintains selected workshop materials and articles felt to be the best available science-based information, tools, and techniques that are pertinent to the priority issues identified. Information is grouped according to the four identified priority issues:

Habitat Restoration

The habitat restoration educational programs focus on gathering the latest conservation science and policy on issues regarding species, habitats, and ecological processes identified as critical by regional planning documents and ongoing local needs assessments. Two specific educational foci have been identified at this time.

  • Conservation, ecology, restoration, and management of unique coastal habitats
  • Recovering endangered species

California Red Legged Frog

California Tiger Salamander

Central Coast Fire Learning Network

Coastal Prairie

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog

Freshwater Wetlands

Grasslands Monitoring and Management

Habitat Restoration and Water Quality Management

Landscape-level conservation planning

Maritime Chaparral

Monterey County Planning

Northern Coastal Scrub

Ohlone Tiger Beetle: Public Site

Protected Lands Management

Riparian Conservation and Ecology

Riparian Restoration

Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander

Santa Cruz Tarplant

Tidal Wetlands

Vegetation Assessment Methods

Watsonville to Elkhorn Wetlands Conservation Alliance

Western Pond Turtle

Yadon's Piperia

Maintaining Biodiversity

There are many issues in maintaining biological diversity in California, but a primary one identified by local and regional analyses has been controlling non-native species.

  • Control of non-native, invasive plants
  • Control of non-native wildlife

Blue Gum Eucalyptus

Burrowing Owl

California Fish and Wildlife Staff Trainings

Elkhorn Slough Ecosystem

Serpentine Grasslands

Polluted Runoff

Agriculture and its concomitant pollutants are widely recognized as an important issue in our region. The combination of local research, political pressure, and an innovative agricultural community make for fertile ground for the development of ESNERR CTP educational programs in this area. Until additional resources are obtained, we will largely focus on developing partnerships to explore the following issues. Sediment and nutrients from agricultural fields adjacent to Elkhorn Slough, nearshore waters, and other regional wetlands. Sediment and nutrients as a non-point source pollution that is associated with intense livestock grazing. Pesticide contamination of Elkhorn Slough, nearshore waters, and other regional wetlands.

ALBA Wetland Restoration

Elkhorn Slough Water Quality

Modeling Nitrogen in the Elkhorn Watershed

Moro Cojo Slough Water Quality

Tembladero Slough Water Quality

Wetland Delineation

Sustainable Human Systems

We recognize that, in order to have more resilient and sustainable human systems, the Coastal Training Progam must work to train people for better organizational effectiveness, giving them the tools they need for better planning, meetings, negotiations, etc. This educational area focuses our efforts on asking what it takes to sustain our efforts at improving human-nature interaction. These are often economic or social tools, rather than being more focused on biotic systems.

California King Tide Initiative


Central Coast Fire Learning Network

Central Coast Rangeland Coalition

Central Coast Rangeland Coalition's Rancher, Manager, and Scientist Forum on Rangeland Conservation

Climate Disruption

Coastal Training Network

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Healthy Soils

Managing Visitor Use in Natural Areas


Science to Decision Making

Working Together To Get Things Done