Preserving Sedgwick Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
Kate McCurdy, director of UCSB’s Sedgwick Reserve, talks about the history of the reserve and about the impact of a $2 million gift by alumna Linda Duttenhaver. The gift will used to help renovate the reserve’s historic Ranch House. Sedgwick is one of seven conservation sites administered by UCSB’s Natural Reserve System, as part of the larger University of California Natural Reserve System.
Tipton Meeting House at Sedgwick Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
The new Tipton Meeting House minimizes energy usage with its solar array, passive heat and cooling system, and other design features.
Bears of the Sedgwick Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve
Reserve water troughs and wilderness trails lure black bears into the sights of Sedgwick Reserve’s trail cameras.
Wildlife of the Sedgwick Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve
This compilation of wildlife cam photos provides a taste of the astonishing array of animals that call Sedgwick Reserve home.
Sedgwick Reserve, UC Natural Reserve System
At the NRS’s Sedgwick Reserve near Santa Barbara, UC researchers are delving deep into the earth to understand the microorganisms that support California’s ecosystems and are working to preserve the state’s disappearing oak woodlands and restore native grasslands. Local schoolchildren also visit the reserve as part of an innovative “Kids in Nature” science program.