TRNERR Managing Agencies

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce. NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.



California State Parks

California State Parks provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior. Our mission is, working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.




Cooperating Associations

Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association

Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (SWIA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1979. SWIA is dedicated to the education in and acquisition, preservation and restoration of wetlands.



Friends of the San Diego Wildlife Refuges

The Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges is a non-profit citizen’s organization dedicated to supporting conservation and promoting awareness and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuges of San Diego County. These include the Tijuana Slough, San Diego Bay and San Diego NWRs.

The Friends of San Diego Refuges runs the Clapper Rail Nest Gift Shop inside the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center.  Bookstore sales go to helping education programs at the Reserve and to keeping the visitor center open.  Donations gladly accepted.