The San Jose Mercury News’ Dan Haifley has a nice piece reviewing the importance of the Elkhorn Slough in Monterey County.
Kayaking through thick flocks of birds and past diving harbor seals, one gets little hint of the work it takes to keep Elkhorn Slough’s busy ecosystem alive. But work must indeed be done to address challenges such as scouring from the ocean’s tides, as well as erosion from lands above and around the slough.
The Elkhorn Slough has been designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon California. Click here to learn more about that designation as well as the specific conservation issues surrounding the site.