Massachusetts’ Center for Coastal Studies provides important water quality data for Cape Cod and Nantucket Sound via an array of sophisticated equipment and a group of dedicated researchers and volunteers.
Picturesque Padilla Bay NERR participates in SWMP monitoring, specialized research in eelgrass environmental monitoring and research focusing on purple sea stars.
Beautiful Kachemak Bay NERR is full of environmental monitoring opportunities and mountain vistas, a home for many highly-prized species like salmon.
Jacques Cousteau NERR, located in New Jersey, follows the same SWMP protocols as the rest of the nation’s 28 NERRS yet also retains its unique character.
Mission-Aransas NERR offers some bird watching unparalleled in the U.S. In addition to SWMP monitoring, Mission-Aransas also stays on top of HAB threats.
In addition to SWMP monitoring done by all NERRS, Sapelo Island NERR in Georgia has also been the home of some exceptional Lepidoptera research.
Grand Bay NERR in Mississippi provides abundant wildlife and data for an intrepid SWMP Coordinator. But a phosphate factory neighbor poses challenges.
Waquoit Bay NERR researchers use SWMP protocols, YSI sondes to keep track of the changing bay. Waquoit also boasts the rare New England cottontail rabbit.
Wells NERR has undergone many changes, but the unfailing support of local Maine citizens has always remained the same.
Tijuana River is not your typical NERR. The place where desert meets ocean meets freshwater is also home to Ridgway’s rails, halibut nurseries and more.
Standard SWMP monitoring and special monitoring help to keep tabs on the conditions and creatures of this fascinating, well-cared-for Florida NERR.
Elkhorn Slough NERR in California is home to some special salamanders, frogs, shorebirds and more. Volunteers help gather valuable Slough wildlife data.
Steeped in history, Weeks Bay NERR offers outdoor enjoyment and critical environmental monitoring. Red mangroves and feral hogs may threaten the area.
St. Louis River imbues Lake Superior NERR with its unique character. Monitoring includes SWMP, keeping an eye on purple loosestrife and other issues.
Environmental monitoring shows that Great Bay has made great recovery since the early days of aggressive logging 100 years ago
ACE Basin’s short nosed sturgeon, wood storks, loggerhead turtles and other life are monitored regularly; a fleet of sondes provides water quality data.
Using a wide variety of technology, Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR keeps on top of diverse species, including oysters.
Environmental monitoring of Delaware’s National Estuarine Research Reserve reveals a rich harvest of some of nature’s most ancient and remarkable characters.