Conserving California’s natural environment is a primary goal of the UC Natural Reserve System. The NRS seeks to minimize human disturbances on the landscape to enable the study of natural conditions and ecosystem processes.
Restoration programs help conserve biological diversity by improving habitat for native wildlife, while careful stewardship help protect imperiled ecosystems such as wetlands. Volunteer restoration programs enlist local communities in the life of the reserve while educating students and neighbors about ecological systems. In many cases, undergraduate interns are working out even more effective restoration techniques with trial, error, and science.
Provide sheltered spaces to propagate native plants for revegetation projects.
Remove invasive plants to provide food and habitat for native species.
Maintain wetlands and strengthen connections between tides, streams, and marshes.
volunteer restoration programs
Cultivate a community of volunteers to foster vibrant native ecosystems.