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Coastal Training

Group of adults stand in semi-circle near treesThe South Slough Reserve Coastal Training Program provides training and technical assistance to decision-makers in coastal/marine management and science fields. Workshops, site visits, classes, and other outreach focus on understanding the role of human activity in coastal environments, developing risk communication skills, and identifying useful tools and datasets. We often partner with other organizations to offer diverse content and instruction.

Coastal decision makers are people and organizations involved in coastal resource management, including land and water resource managers, community planners, wetland restoration specialists, watershed council workers and volunteers, and community members. 


The Coastal Training Program is modeled after a successful program that was initially developed at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration adopted this model as a blueprint for future trainings. Coastal training programs are available at 23 of the 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves throughout the country.

Available Trainings

Trainings for 2024 will be announced soon. Visit this page for the latest updates.

If you are interested in scheduling a training, please contact the Coastal Training Program Coordinator.


A guiding principal of the South Slough Reserve is to seek the advice and partnership of others to incorporate their ideas in Reserve projects. Partnerships have included:


Coos Watershed logo

Institute for Applied Ecology Logo

Lower Rogue Watershed Council logo

Oregon Fish and Wildlife logo

Oregon Geospatial Enterprise logo

Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership Logo

Bureau of Land Management logo

Oregon Coastal Managemnt Program logo

Oregon Department of Transportation logo
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality logo

Coquille Indian Tribe logo

Oregon Sea Grant logo


Sabra Marie TallChief Comet
Coastal Training Program Coordinator