South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a joint partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Oregon Department of State Lands. Its main functions are research, stewardship and education.

The National Estuarine Research Reserve Association helps Reserves and their Friends Groups address the challenges facing estuaries and their communities.

Eelgrass Restoration on the U.S. West Coast: A Comprehensive Assessment of Restoration Techniques and Their Outcomes was developed with assistance from SSNERR and FOSS.

Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership seeks to advance regional and national goals relating to juvenile fish habitat. PMEP is focused on West Coast fish habitat in the region’s estuaries and nearshore marine waters.

Pacific Northwest Coastal Blue Carbon Working Group is committed to developing coastal blue carbon in the Pacific Northwest as a conservation and management tool to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) is the Regional Association of the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) in the Pacific Northwest, primarily Washington and Oregon. NANOOS has strong ties with the observing programs in Alaska and British Columbia through our common purpose and the occasional overlap of data and products.

Wild Rivers Land Trust is assisting The South Slough Reserve and FOSS with land appraisals.

Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, founded in 1971, protects the public interest in Oregon’s beaches created by the Beach Bill. Their mission has widened over the years to encompass conservation of the environment of the entire coastal region, from the crest of the Coast Range to the edge of the continental shelf.