The UC Point Reyes Field Station is located within the boundaries of Point Reyes National Seashore in the historic Hagmaier Ranch house about six miles south of Olema, California. The field station is uniquely situated for research on well over 100,000 acres of remarkably diverse biological, cultural, and historic resources within the Point Reyes National Seashore as well as the large number of open space lands in the surrounding area, such as Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mt. Tamalpais and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, Audubon Canyon Ranch properties, several Marin County Open Space areas, and Muir Woods National Monument.
The refurbished 1915 ranch house provides researchers with overnight camping accommodations adjacent to the ranch house (eventually dormitory style beds), a full kitchen, meeting rooms, wi-fi, and work areas. The outdoor camping area with bathroom and shower access in the house is suitable for large classes and research groups. The facilities at the Point Reyes Field Station provide an ideal setting for class visits, field research projects, retreats, and collaborative work.
Professor David Ackerly
Approx. six miles south of Olema, CA on Hwy 1.
Ranch house with meeting room, kitchen, small wet laboratory, work space, two bathrooms (one shower), beds for eight people; outside camping area with restroom and shower access in barn.
Reserve Manager and Faculty Director on campus
Elevation ranges from sea level to 429 m (1,407 ft) at the top of Mount Wittenberg in Point Reyes National Seashore and 792 m (2,576 ft) at the top of Mount Tamalpais in Mount Tamalpais State Park.
Point Reyes National Seashore January 2006 – December 2015: 73.5 cm (28.8 in)
Average high is 19 ºC (67 ºF), can reach 38 ºC (100 ºF)
Average low is 7 ºC (46ºF), can drop to -4 ºC (25 ºF)