Steward, Angelo Coast Range Reserve, UC Berkeley

Job ID: 0695

First Review Date: July 25, 2024


The Angelo Coast Range Reserve (ACRR), one of 41 sites in the University of California Natural Reserve System, is seeking to hire a Reserve Steward. ACRR is located in the Northern California Coast Range along the Eel River. The reserve includes about 8,050 acres of mixed canopy mostly old-growth forest, dissected into steep hillslopes, and bordered by the salmon-bearing South Fork Eel River and its tributaries. The reserve is intended to provide research, teaching, and outreach opportunities in a protected natural environment. The ACCR is affiliated with UC Berkeley and is frequently used by Berkeley faculty and students, but also by researchers across the United States and elsewhere. Among the many projects at the Reserve, the ACCR is the home of the still-operating Eel River Critical Zone Observatory. 

Job Responsibilities

The work responsibilities are focused on reserve infrastructure and operations maintenance, providing logistical support and assistance as needed in construction and installation of equipment. The steward will also manage visitors to the reserve and often interact with research groups.  We seek individuals with experience or applicable skills in building and grounds maintenance. This is a full time, permanent position with full benefits. Housing can be provided. See detailed job description and required qualifications in the listing. 

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Research, Education, Stewardship, and Restoration Steward, Fort Ord Reserve and UC MBEST, UC Santa Cruz

Job ID: 70060

Budgeted Salary: $32.04/hour.  Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

Location: Marina, CA (UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve/ UCSC MBEST Center)

Initial Review: 6/24/2024

Job End Date: 2 years from hire date, with possibility of extension

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day, Weekends

Learn more and apply: UC Careers

Site Overview

Located on part of the former Fort Ord Army Base, Fort Ord Natural Reserve supports 600 acres of excellent examples of maritime chaparral endemic to the Monterey Bay region. This rare habitat and several associated plant and wildlife species depend largely on Fort Ord land for their survival. Eleven listed plant species reside there (including the federally endangered, state-threatened sand gilia and the federally threatened Monterey spineflower), along with six listed animal species (including the federally endangered Smith’s blue butterfly). The site also supports a mixture of other habitats: coast live oak, coastal scrub, mixed annual grassland, and native perennial grassland.

The reserve was established because of its unique flora and fauna of the Monterey Bay maritime chaparral and as mitigation for the adjacent UCSC Monterey Bay Education, Science, and Technology Center (MBEST). MBEST encompasses 400 acres of undeveloped and developed land that serves as a science and technology center for UC Santa Cruz.  MBEST Research Park houses a 20,000 square foot business property with a mixture of staff, faculty, researchers, and outside tenants.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Fort Ord Natural Reserve Director and the UCSC Real Estate Office, the selected candidate will serve as Research, Education, Stewardship, and Restoration Steward for the University of California Santa Cruz Fort Ord Reserve and UCMBEST lands (approximately 1000 acres). The selected candidate will conduct field stewardship activities, biological monitoring, support educational, research, and outreach, and support restoration, propagation, and monitoring of rare plants. Support teaching, research, monitoring and public service efforts. Assess the physical needs of the reserve and UC MBEST lands (both natural and landscaped) on a regular basis, documenting problems to be addressed (invasive species, evidence of trespass, dumping, erosion problems, camping, landscaping, etc.), help carry out corrective measures to these issues, and enforce UCSC rules and policies.


25% – Education, Research, and Community Support and Outreach

  • Supports on-the-ground education and research efforts such as class visits and for-credit internships.
  • Supports teaching, research, monitoring and public service efforts such as, but not limited to: leads student internships, field assistants, volunteer work crews, and public tours to UCSC administrators and local law enforcement agencies, and tours to K-12 students.
  • Works with project leaders and Reserve Director to coordinate research and conservation activities such , as monitoring of rare plants throughout MBEST and Fort Ord Natural Reserves, procurement and operation of instrumentation, infrastructure and required research and teaching commodities.

25% – Rare Plant Restoration and Conservation

  • Performs on-the-ground native habitat restoration efforts for research purposes including seed collection, propagation, weeding, planting, irrigation, and monitoring.

25% – Land Stewardship

  • Performs general land stewardship and maintenance activities including, but not limited to, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, vegetation control, patrols for trespass and unauthorized use, fence repair, gate and sign installation, pick up trash, cleanup dump and camp sites, and mow and clear fuel breaks.

10% – Weed abatement and landscaping

  • Responsible for controlling invasive weeds and maintaining vegetation (ornamental and natural) around the built environment of UC MBEST Research Park.

10% – Data Management

  • Maintain work-logs. Collect and enter field data from monitoring surveys (e.g. Excel, ArcGIS Collector, drones) to be used for research and other activities.
  • Maintains databases and/or logbooks of land conditions such as weed infestations, seed collection sites, erosion, vandalism, trespass, research plots, restoration sites, etc.
  • Contributes with the preparation and summary of data for annual reports.

5% – Facility Oversight

  • Provides backup coverage for the MBEST Research Park Facilities and Real Estate Specialist on an adhoc basis.
  • Fields tenant questions, vendor scheduling, assists with facility issues, and other duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Working knowledge of safety, legal, cultural and regulatory requirements relative to conducting field research.
  • Working knowledge of native habitat restoration and/or biological monitoring.
  • Working knowledge of flora and fauna identification including dichotomous keys.
  • Proficient research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and pay attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills sufficient to interact effectively with staff, faculty, students, and the public, and to represent UC Santa Cruz Campus, the Natural Reserves, and UC MBEST accurately and professionally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in in rapidly changing field conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers and mainstream software (MS Office, Google Suite, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using power and landscaping tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform, basic carpentry and land management skills (use of saw, shovel, rake, hammer, drill, etc.)
  • Demonstrates ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with local stakeholders.
  • Proficient biological monitoring skills (e.g. transect/quadrat surveys, avian point counts, small mammal trapping, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience supervising diverse groups of student interns and/or volunteer groups.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience with GPS and ArcGIS.
  • Experience flying drones.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
  • Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to work long periods of time in wilderness conditions and to travel to remote areas.
  • Ability to perform work in a rugged physical environment and inclement weather with challenging infrastructure requirements.
  • Ability to walk to and work in remote areas with rugged terrain, heavy brush, biting and stinging insects, bears and mountain lions.
  • Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.
  • Ability to perform grounds keeping duties outdoors through all seasons of weather in developed and undeveloped environments.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.
  • Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
  • The selected candidate will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
  • Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
  • The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.

Environmental Sensor Data Specialist, Santa Cruz Island and UC Santa Barbara

Full time

Salary: $27.16 to $36.93/hour

Job Code: 005190

Work Locations: UC Santa Barbara Campus and Santa Cruz Island Reserve

Working Days and Hours: M-F and Weekends

To learn more and apply: go to UCSB Jobs


We are looking for a data scientist to explore time-series weather and environmental sensor data collected over the last 5 years from the Santa Cruz Island Reserve. This is an opportunity to work with the University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) Weather Station Team and become familiar with the full data lifecycle from participating in the deployment of weather stations on Santa Cruz Island, CA, to metadata curation, and collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of scientists. The Environmental Sensor Data Specialist will be a part of the UC Santa Barbara Wildfire Resilience Project working to understand relationships between weather, soil moisture, plants, prescribed burns, erosion, and long-term ecosystem change. If interested, the Environmental Sensor Data Specialist could have some flexibility to tailor the work to their research interests including fog, live fuel moisture, the impact of microclimate on landscape and ecosystem evolution, using time-series environmental sensor data in conjunction with spatial data, and/or using environmental sensor data to constrain models. This is a 9-month contract position with the possibility of continued employment as funding allows. Remote work is negotiable with multi-day travel to remote areas of Santa Cruz Island, CA.

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Under supervision of the Project Data Manager, serves as technical assistant and data analyst on a project installing radio-networked environmental sensors as part of a long-term climatological monitoring initiative at the UCSB Santa Cruz Island Reserve, one of the 41 reserves that make up the University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS). Assists in coordination, installation, and metadata documentation of new environmental sensors being added to the SCIR environmental sensor network. Assists with remotely monitoring deployed equipment, on-site maintenance, data management, and grant writing to support the SCIR sensor network to ensure long-term high-quality data collection. Under the supervision of the Project Data Manager, develops code to explore and visualize weather data and other environmental sensor data, and works with scientists and land managers to catalyze collaborations around these data. This is a hybrid position based in Santa Barbara, CA (remote may be negotiable) and requiring some in-person work at Santa Cruz Island, CA, including extended stays on-island requiring remote field work. Occasional travel beyond the local area for training and/or professional development may be possible.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • 1-3 years Excellent communication skills
  • 1-3 years Problem solving experience, competence in field safety, and ability to work independently and with a team
  • 1-3 years Computer skills including word processing, file organization, and spreadsheet manipulation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training 
  • 1-3 years Computer skills including data analysis, visualization, and coding in R, Python, Matlab, or similar
  • 1-3 years Ability to communicate with scientists, land managers, IT professionals, and funding organizations
  • 1-3 years Basic technical and mechanical skills including general familiarity with computer programming, environmental sensors, data loggers, radio networks, and solar powered equipment
  • Experience with technology including small electronic systems and environmental sensors in remote field settings; communication, coordination, and detailed notetaking; experience with off-road vehicle operation and field safety; problem solving; experience with scientific research, data analysis, and data management. Experience programming in Python, R, Matlab and/or CRBasic would be helpful. Interest in working independently and as part of a dynamic team.

Special Conditions of Employment

Satisfactory conviction history background check
Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program
UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment
Must be available to work outside normal working hours on multi-day trips to remote field settings. Must be able to perform duties in outdoor working conditions on Santa Cruz Island. Requires travel by ocean vessel across the Santa Barbara Channel.

Job Functions and Percentages of Time

40% Data curation, monitoring, and management – Routinely checks online data streams to ensure weather stations are functioning properly. Alerts team when problems arise and keeps track of routine maintenance schedule. Maintains and updates metadata as necessary.

40% Data analysis and communication – Under the direction of the Project Data Manager, assists in initial exploration, visualization, and analysis of data, works with researchers at UCSB and beyond to disseminate data, and helps to build collaborations around weather station data including supporting proposal development.

20% Deployment and radio-networking of environmental sensor systems – Supports in the deployment of environmental sensor networks on Santa Cruz Island, CA. Transportation of equipment and tools to remote locations. Moves equipment up to 30 pounds via boat, 4-wheel drive vehicle, and by foot over rough terrain. Assists in deploying enclosures, support structures, data loggers, solar panels, batteries, radios, and environmental sensors. Digs soil pits up to 1.5m depth for the deployment of soil sensors. Assists in programing and troubleshooting Campbell Scientific data logger control programs using CRBasic.

Steward, Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves, UC Santa Barbara

Full time, May 1 to October 31

Salary: $20.61-$26.15/hour, with access to UCSB benefits

To learn more and apply: Go to UCSB Jobs

Job code: 008213

Locations: Valentine Camp and Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Under supervision of the Operations Manager, employee maintains and repairs infrastructure, equipment, and grounds of the Valentine Reserve and Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab. Employee also assists in logical support of projects, programs and visitors using the Reserves.

Required Qualifications

  • High school
  • Experience maintaining facilities, vehicles, and landscaping
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic ability to perform unskilled building maintenance work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with remote field settings

Job Functions and Percentages of Time

30% Routine custodial work – Independently inspect facilities and perform routine custodial work in housing units, offices and the laboratory, including but not limited to mopping floors, cleaning appliances, washing windows and cleaning bathrooms.

25% Maintenance of facilities – Coordinate with Reserve Director and Operations manager to maintain and repair facilities including buildings, utilities, fences, bridges, and signs. May require working from plans or verbal instructions, making computations and estimating materials. Assist Director in responding to facility emergencies.

25% Grounds and roads maintenance – Maintain landscaping around buildings including weed removal and watering. Maintain irrigation system. Maintain trails, artificial stream channels and stream banks using chain saw, chipper, weed eaters, and manual tools. Cuts limbs, falls trees with chain saw. During winter months perform snow removal on roads and parking lots using heavy equipment and manual labor. Occasionally assist with burning slash piles. Operate wood splitter.

15% Maintenance of vehicles and equipment – Under direction of Operations Manager, assist with the regular maintenance schedule for vehicles and equipment. Keep records of maintenance. Coordinate major repairs with outside vendors as needed. Provide assistance to users when required. Test smoke detectors annually. Inspect fire extinguishers monthly and schedule annual service.

5% Administration – Occasionally substitute for the Reserve Director during absences which may include orientation of new users and security. Assist Director in responding to facility and/or equipment failures and other emergencies.

Executive Director, Natural Reserve System, UC Santa Barbara

Payroll Title: ADMIN MGR 2

Job Code: 0548

Job Open Date: 9/28/23

Job #54791

Application Review Begins: 10/12/23

Department Code (Name): NRSS

Percentage of Time:  100

Employee Class (Appointment Type):  Staff: Career

Classified Indicator Description (Personnel Program):  MSP

Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.

Full Salary Range: The full salary range for this job code is $124,200 to $243,800. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.

Work Location:  NRS Campus Administration, MSRB 520

Working Days and Hours  Monday-Friday, 40 hours. Must be available for NRS activities on periodic weekends and evenings. Travel is required to Reserve sites several times per year.

Benefits Eligibility Full Benefits

Type of Remote or Hybrid Work Arrangement if applicable Hybrid (Both UC & Non-UC locations)

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

Application review begins: 10/13/23.

Apply online at

Department Profile

The UCSB Natural Reserve System (NRS) ( administers seven of the 39 Reserves that make up the University of California Natural Reserve System ( The 39 Reserves, located throughout the State, include most of California’s diverse natural ecosystems and are used for research, university teaching, and public outreach. Of the seven Reserves managed by the UCSB NRS, two are located in the eastern Sierras near Mammoth Lakes, one is on the coast south of Cambria, three are within 40 miles of the UCSB campus and one is on Santa Cruz Island. The Reserves are managed through the UCSB campus NRS office that provides essential administrative and logistic support for staff and operations at the remote
Reserve sites.

Brief Summary of Job Duties

The UCSB NRS Executive Director is responsible for leading and overseeing all administrative, budgetary, development, and programmatic activities for the UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System, which operates within the UCSB Office of Research (OR) and the UC-wide NRS. The Reserves are managed through the UCSB NRS campus office that provides essential administrative and logistic support and leadership for staff and operations at the remote Reserve sites. The Executive Director works in consultation with and under the general direction of the UCSB NRS Director. The Executive Director oversees all personnel and budgetary aspects of the UCSB NRS, including fundraising. The incumbent leads and engages in strategic planning and program implementation on behalf of the UCSB NRS and the Reserves. In representing and leading the UCSB NRS, the incumbent interacts regularly with UCSB NRS Director, the UCSB Office of Research, the UCSB NRS Advisory Committee, the UC NRS, and all staff of the UCSB NRS, as well as UCSB campus departments and units affiliated with or servicing the UCSB NRS and external stakeholders in government, private, academic, and other sectors as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced business degree, with experience in strategic leadership of organizations relevant to the operations of the Natural Reserves.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse groups, stakeholders, and external agencies.
  • Computer literacy including web based research and office productivity software.
  • Willingness to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • 4-6 years Experience in strategic organizational leadership and initiative, and in personnel supervision, administration, budgets, and data analysis.
  • 1-3 years Experience in program development, grant writing, and project management.
  • 1-3 years Experience navigating compliance with state and federal regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4-6 years Background in conservation, environmental or physical
  • 4-6 years Demonstrated experience in any of the following: fundraising success; supporting field research and University classes; land stewardship, facilitating infrastructure and facilities maintenance and improvement projects; environmental communications, data management and information technologies.

Special Conditions of Employment

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

·       50% Administration and Planning:

Lead, plan, manage, and supervise operations, budget, and personnel in support of the UCSB NRS mission. Develop, lead, and implement shortand long-range strategic, programmatic, and budget plans for UCSB NRS. Serve as the control point and liaison between the UC and UCSB NRS, and the Reserves for budgetary, strategic planning, and similar objectives. Oversee the UCSB NRS budget. Using knowledge of UC and UCSB policies, procedures and regulations, apply best financial and management practices for UCSB NRS objectives and goals. Take responsibility for budget analyses for the UCSB NRS including the Reserves; provide budget analyses to UCSB NRS Director. Analyze use and prepare use statistics for UCSB Reserves. Work with Reserve Directors to develop strategies for attracting new users and to promote Reserve use. Assess, develop, and implement ways to increase UCSB NRS and Reserve visibility. Interact directly with the UCSB Office of Research (OR) as a control point including preparing and delivering annual reports, and coordinating with OR to facilitate NRS goals on campus. Respond to and engage with the UC NRS on projects initiated by the UC NRS. Represent the UCSB Reserves on such projects. Represent the UCSB NRS to UCSB departments, the UC Office of the President, federal, state, county, and city agencies, and special interest groups. Attend meetings, hearings, and conferences to provide knowledge, opinions, and guidance on UCSB and NRS policies and procedures. Represent the UCSB NRS Director when she is unavailable. Assume responsibility for UCSB NRS’ overall compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and rules in coordination with the Reserves, the UC NRS, and UCSB units. Lead and represent the UCSB NRS, working with UCSB and UC NRS legal counsels, to initiate and facilitate developing and renewing agreements with external parties such as the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, landowners with whom the UCSB NRS operates field stations by agreement, or lessees for whom the UCSB NRS provides rights for approved Reserve use. Interact with, support, oversee the management of, and steer the UCSB NRS Campus Office. Supervise the UCSB NRS Business Officer. Promote professional development of UCSB NRS Campus Office staff. Plan and oversee meetings of the UCSB NRS Campus Advisory Committee and the annual meeting of the UCSB NRS Reserve Directors. Represent and lead in establishing administrative procedures, space planning, and provisions for the UCSB NRS office including coordinating with the Organized Research Unit or similar within which the UCSB NRS resides and operates. Coordinate with the UCSB NRS Business Officer and other UCSB departments to develop and implement UCSB NRS-wide guidelines and procedures related to financial and personnel management, facilities management and operations, maintenance and operation of NRS equipment and vehicle. Interact with, support, advise, and supervise Reserve Directors. Assist Reserve Directors with Reserve management issues including research, teaching and outreach program development and implementation, budget analyses, and management; employee relations; health and safety and risk management issues; and interactions with agencies, local communities and other stakeholders. Supervise the Reserve Directors. Supervise other Reserve staff when required. Conduct performance evaluations. Assist Reserve Directors to assess staff needs, recruit new employees, and resolve employee issues. Maintain a supportive working environment. Promote professional development of Reserve Directors. When needed, act as a resource for interactions between the Reserve Directors and UCSB departments, as well as county, state, federal and private agencies. Lead Reserve Directors in developing and updating Reserve management plans. Serve as liaison with UCSB offices and other agencies for plan approval and implementation. Serve as the control point for Reserve Directors and lead interactions with campus departments including Budget and Planning, Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Communications Services for new facility projects at Reserves and facility renovation. Lead all aspects of projects including: acquiring campus approvals, coordinating project design and cost analysis, and consulting with UCSB Design & Construction Services on project implementation and management.

·       40% Monthly Development

Identify grant, foundational, and agency funding support opportunities in support of fundraising for the UCSB NRS including individual Reserves, including in consultation with Reserve directors. Acting as the Principal Investigator, make application to funding agencies in support of the Reserves, emphasizing programs and needs as identified through strategic planning in consultation with the UCSB NRS Director and the Reserve Directors. Lead a full range of development and fundraising activities including developing fundraising strategies, coordinating activities and giving presentations, tours and lectures to a wide range of academic, agency, public and private groups. Assist and support Reserve Directors in development activities on behalf of individual Reserves. Seek funding opportunities to support new Reserve infrastructure and facilities’ renovations from public and private sources. Collaborate with Reserve Directors to write funding proposals to State, Federal and private agencies and UC programs, and work with the UC NRS Development Officer to develop donor support. Write or co-write proposals, reports, and plans for Reserve activities and inter-agency resource management programs and funding. Manage grant funds. Engage and enlist the UCSB NRS Director and the UCSB NRS Development Officer in fundraising activities, including donor interactions and applications to extramural funding programs. Lead in interacting with a wide range of individual donors and other academic, agency, private and public groups in support of fundraising for the UCSB NRS. Lead in the planning and implementation of UCSB NRS events to celebrate the NRS and the UCSB Reserves, in support of development.

·       10% Scientific Support

Bring scientific expertise to bear on assisting the UCSB NRS and Reserve Directors with a full range of scientific issues related to, but not limited to: (1) individual Reserve stewardship, (2) Reserve use and programmatic, logistical, and use conflicts, (3) resource management, (4) research priorities, (5) community impacts and concerns, and (6) UCSB and UCOP priorities, needs and concerns related to scientific activities. Attend meetings, such as the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) and Natural Areas Association, hearings, and conferences providing scientific knowledge, opinions and guidance.