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University of California Natural Reserve System

Bodega Marine Lab, Bodega Marine Reserve

The University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) is a network of protected areas throughout California. The UCNRS is part of the University of California Office of the President, Office of Research and Graduate Studies. [1]

The UCNRS consists of 39 wildland sites that include over 756,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major California ecosystems are represented, from coastal tide pools to Sierra Nevada forests, from deserts to chaparral and oak woodlands. [2]

The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed environments for research, education, and public service, the Natural Reserve System contributes to the understanding and wise stewardship of the earth.[1]

List of reserves

Reserve Campus Area (ha) Area (Acre) Coordinates Web Notes
Angelo Coast Range Reserve Berkeley 3,166 7,915 [3] On the South Fork of the Eel River.
Protected by The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
Año Nuevo Island Reserve Santa Cruz 10 25 [4] On Año Nuevo Island.
UC manages site within the larger Año Nuevo State Reserve, owned and operated by California State Parks.
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve Santa Clara County Berkeley 1,319 3,260 [5] In the Diablo Range, northwest of Mount Hamilton.
Bodega Marine Reserve Davis 176 436 [6] On Bodega Bay.
Box Springs Reserve Riverside 65 160 [7] Adjacent to the Riverside campus.
Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center Riverside 6,749 16,873 [8] In the Santa Rosa Mountains, near Palm Desert.
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve Irvine 124 306 [9] In the Mojave Desert, near Joshua Tree National Park.
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve Santa Barbara 93 230 [10] In Carpinteria.
Chickering American River Reserve Berkeley 695 1,720 [11] In the headwaters basin of the North Fork of the American River, Sierra Nevada.
Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve Santa Barbara 68 170 [12] Adjacent to the Santa Barbara campus.
Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve San Diego 93 230 [13] In the northwestern Laguna Mountains.
Elliott Chaparral Reserve San Diego 43 107 [14] At former Camp Kearny, on the Kearny Mesa.
Emerson Oaks Reserve Riverside 102 255 [15] In the Temecula Valley, southern Riverside County.
Protected by TNC.
Fort Ord Natural Reserve Santa Cruz 242 606 [16] At the former Fort Ord, near Monterey Bay.
Hastings Natural History Reservation Berkeley 932 2,392 [17] In the Santa Lucia Mountains, upper Carmel Valley.
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve Riverside 12 29 [18] In the San Jacinto Mountains.
Satellite site Oasis de los Osos (west end of the Coachella Valley) protected by TNC.
Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve Berkeley 28 70 [19] Above the coast in Mendocino County.
Protected by TNC.
Jepson Prairie Reserve Davis 634 1,566 [20] In the Central Valley.
Protected by TNC and the Solano Land Trust.
Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve San Diego 7 16 [21] On Mission Bay.
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve Santa Barbara 200 500 [22] In the Santa Lucia Mountains, near Cambria.
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve Santa Cruz 1,584 3,911 [23] In the Santa Lucia Mountains, along the Big Sur coast.
TNC involved in the protection of this site.
McLaughlin Natural Reserve Davis 2,800 7,050 [24] Within the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area.
Motte Rimrock Reserve Riverside 289 715 [25] In western Perris Valley, Peninsular Ranges.
Quail Ridge Reserve Davis 784 1,937 [26] Near the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area. QuRiNet deployed here.
Sagehen Creek Field Station Berkeley 183 452 [27] In the Northern Sierra Nevada, north of Lake Tahoe.
Operated by the University of California under a long-term special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve Irvine 82 202 [28] Upper Newport Bay.
Santa Cruz Island Reserve Santa Barbara 18,624 46,020 [29] Santa Cruz Island.
Protected, owned, and managed by TNC.
Scripps Coastal Reserve San Diego 342 844 [30] Adjacent to the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Sedgwick Reserve Santa Barbara 2,358 5,896 [31] In the San Rafael Mountains.
Sierra Nevada Research Station—Yosemite Field Station Merced [32] Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada.
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Davis 233 583 [33] Within the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area.
Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center Irvine 248,882 615,000 [34] An agreement with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Anza-Borrego Foundation makes the park, which is managed by California State Parks, available to field station users.
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve Los Angeles 126 310 [35] In Los Angeles County, within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center Riverside 3,600 9,000 [36] In the Granite Mountains, within the Mojave National Preserve.
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Santa Barbara 87 205 [37] In the high Sierra Nevada and the upper Owens Valley.
Includes Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL).
White Mountain Research Center Los Angeles 18 45 [38] Five research facilities ranging from the Owens Valley to the highest point of the White-Inyo Mountains east of the town of Bishop.
Younger Lagoon Reserve Santa Cruz 10 26 [39] Just north of the Monterey Bay.

References

  1. ^ a b "University of California Natural Reserve System—UCNRS". The Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Locator map of University of California Natural Reserve System—UCNRS reserves
  3. ^ Angelo Coast Range Reserve
  4. ^ Año Nuevo Island Reserve
  5. ^ Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
  6. ^ Bodega Marine Reserve
  7. ^ Box Springs Reserve
  8. ^ Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center
  9. ^ Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
  10. ^ Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
  11. ^ Chickering American River Reserve
  12. ^ Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
  13. ^ Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
  14. ^ Elliott Chaparral Reserve
  15. ^ Emerson Oaks Reserve
  16. ^ Fort Ord Natural Reserve
  17. ^ Hastings Natural History Reservation
  18. ^ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
  19. ^ Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve
  20. ^ Jepson Prairie Reserve
  21. ^ Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
  22. ^ Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
  23. ^ Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
  24. ^ McLaughlin Natural Reserve
  25. ^ Motte Rimrock Reserve
  26. ^ Quail Ridge Reserve
  27. ^ Sagehen Creek Field Station
  28. ^ San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve
  29. ^ Santa Cruz Island Reserve
  30. ^ Scripps Coastal Reserve
  31. ^ Sedgwick Reserve
  32. ^ Yosemite Field Station
  33. ^ Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
  34. ^ Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
  35. ^ Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
  36. ^ Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
  37. ^ Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve
  38. ^ White Mountain Research Center
  39. ^ Younger Lagoon Reserve
  • Harrison, S., Waddell, S. M. and Boucher, V. L. 2004. UC Davis Natural Reserve System-Four-Year Report (1999-2003) . UC Davis Natural Reserve System.
  • Herring, Margaret. 2000. Studying Nature in Nature: The History of the University of California Natural Reserve System . Reprinted from Chronicle of the University of California, No. 3 (Spring 2000).
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External links

  • websiteUC Natural Reserve System—UCNRSOfficial
  • UC Natural Reserve System Information Management
  • The UCNRS is part of the UC Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • UC Natural Reserves Photos
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