Who manages the Reserve?

The Reserve’s management involves a number of agencies (fourteen altogether); the two primary managing agencies are the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California State Parks.  USFWS is responsible primarily for the management of the Reserve’s natural resources; in particular, the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge component of the Reserve.  CA State Parks operates the Visitor Center and maintains Border Field State Park; the Reserve’s educational and interpretive programs are also handled by CA State Parks.  USFWS and CA State Parks share in many community outreach, volunteer, and general education programs.