Renaissance High School Students Planting Native Vegetation

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Partners such as California Department of Fish and Wildlife,  Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County, Trust for Public Land, and Renaissance High School assist with the management of this Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge.  The refuge is reliant on these relationships to provide maintenance, monitoring, assistance with land protection and a variety of resources.