Thanks to a major renovation project, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve now offers space for more than 50 overnight visitors, a classroom, meeting space, solar system, and commercial kitchen facilities, all operating entirely off the grid. Advanced environmental sensor network at UC Berkeley nature reserve, UC Berkeley
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve features a state-of-the-art wireless environmental sensing network. Scattered across the 3,280-acre reserve, each of the network nodes measures temperature, rain, sunshine, soil moisture and more, and sends it back to the campus to be processed and analyzed. The information is utilized by reserve researchers studying how climate conditions affect plants, animals, and their life cycles.UC Berkeley to Manage Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, UC Berkeley
Perched in the hills above Silicon Valley, Blue Oak Ranch is an incubator for scientists to learn about the complex dynamics of California’s ecosystems. Catch a glimpse of reserve wildlife, and see how modern sensor technology is reshaping today’s field studies.Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Stephanic Hwang
The oak woodlands and grasslands of this classic California landscape and NRS reserve offer opportunities for intensive microclimate studies, research into regenerating oaks, and chances to introduce urban children to nature.