The UC Natural Reserve System has expanded to 41 reserves with the addition of Point Reyes Field Station and Lassen Field Station.
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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News and Highlights
The NRS protects a disproportionate number of California’s most vulnerable plant species today. But climate change will put many of those species at risk.
Undergrad’s innovative research may lead to new methods of weighing seals, expanding our understanding of the mammals and the oceans
Plan your visit to the NRS
Access to NRS reserves is by permission only. Reserves are available for teaching, research, and public service, but not general recreation.