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Reserve Setting
South Slough Reserve
South Slough NERR is representative of estuaries found in the Lower Columbian biogeographic region, a distinctive section of the Pacific Northwest coast that spans the nearshore waters and estuaries from the mouth of the Columbia River to Cape Mendocino, California.  The 725 km of coastline found in this region encompasses a diversity of habitat types and biotic communities distinguished by variations in geomorphology, ecological processes, and oceanographic conditions.
Habitats and Communities of the Estuary
Cultural History of the South Slough Region