South Slough NERR
Charleston, OR, United States
The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a 5,000 acre natural area headquartered in Charleston, Oregon, USA. Its mission is to increase the stewardship and understanding of Pacific Northwest estuaries and coastal watersheds. It was founded in 1974 as the nation's first National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Coastal Training Program provides training and professional development for coastal managers and decision makers. Training audiences generally include public agency planners, planning staff, and geographic information system (GIS) users. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System was established by Congress through the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. The system now includes 29 reserves in 23 coastal states and Puerto Rico. South Slough reserve is jointly managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Oregon Department of State Lands. For information about training needs and opportunities, contact John Bragg, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, (541) 888-5558, ext. 129, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.