A sinkhole blocks access to the James San Jacinto Mountains on State Route 243 4.5 miles north of the reserve. Image courtesy … [Read More...] about Record rain and snow temporarily close James Reserve
The UC Natural Reserve System is a library of ecosystems throughout California. Most of the state’s major habitat types are represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to redwood forests. No other network of field sites can match its size, scope, and ecological diversity. The NRS offers outdoor laboratories to field scientists, classrooms without walls for students, and nature’s inspiration to all.
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By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis During the marine heatwave of 2014-16, scientists from the University of California, Davis, noticed … [Read More...] about Marine heat wave pulled tropical species north
This hoodwinker sunfish, or Mola tecta, a species never before documented in the Northern Hemisphere, washed up at Sands … [Read More...] about Rare sunfish washes ashore at Coal Oil Point
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Access to NRS reserves is by permission only. Reserves are available for teaching, research, and public service, but not general recreation.