UC Los Angeles Natural Reserve System
The UC Los Angeles Natural Reserve System serves both town and gown with its two reserves. While researchers and university-level classes flock to the high elevation field stations of White Mountain Research Center, thousands of schoolchildren from across Los Angeles encounter the natural richness of their region each year at Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve.
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
In the most pristine and biologically diverse watershed of the Santa Monica Mountains, Stunt Ranch connects thousands of Los Angeles schoolchildren with nature each year while fostering research on topics ranging from amphibian conservation to pollinator biology.
White Mountain Research Center
An array of four field stations stretching from the town of Bishop to the summit of White Mountain 14,000 feet in elevation, the center has been a locus of research into the impact of climate change on alpine ecosystems, high elevation physiology, and the ecology of the world’s oldest tree species, the bristlecone pine.