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November 2014

Anza-Borrego reserve open for business

Extensive renovations and new landscaping have transformed a country club into a working field station. Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center now features long-term accommodations, a laboratory, classrooms, and more adjacent to California's largest state park.  Read more >>

UC Merced & Yosemite

The University of California has a unique partnership with Yosemite National Park. Its newest campus, UC Merced, operates the only university research station in the park. Yosemite Field Station serves as a locus for scientific study, environmental education, and leadership training for young people and park leaders from around the world. Catch a glimpse of how Yosemite inspires today’s ecological stewards and tomorrow’s researchers. Read more >>

meadow of blue dicks on Santa Cruz Island

Sedgwick ranch house revival

A donation by UCSB alumna Linda Duttenhaver will make the Sedgwick Reserve ranch house more energy efficient and functional for today's visitors. Read more >>


Nov. 13    Boyd Deep Canyon Lecture Series
6 pm, Palm Desert Center, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert
Research, monitoring, & species recovery along the Arizona /Sonora border
Illegal activities along the US/Mexico border have frustrated the recovery of rare species. William Radke, wildlife biologist and refuge manager in SE Arizona, will discuss the challenges of protecting natural resources amid intensive national security patrols.

Nov. 14    Walking Ecology
9-11 am, Sedgwick Reserve, 3566 Brinkerhoff Rd., Santa Ynez
Sedgwick History
Join Sedgwick docent and retired UCSB librarian Carol Gibbens to learn about the cast of characters who protected, influenced, and loved the land destined to become Sedgwick Reserve. Discover why and how these almost 6,000 acres became the valuable asset to the University of California Reserve System.


Chelsea Arnold in meadow

Reviving the Trailfinders

Harry and Grace James founded the Trailfinders School for Boys at what is now the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve. Read more >>

Horned larks? In Merced?

A federally threatened subspecies of America's only true lark may be resting and nesting at the NRS's Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve. Read more >>

Did you know?

Replicate stream channels at the NRS's Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory have been the site of world-class aquatic ecosystem studies since 1948.


How large predators manage the cost of hunting
John Laundré, asst director
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve

Wild and craggy, just like Thoreau
New York Times
Valentine Camp Reserve

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