University of California Natural Reserve System

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The University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) is a system of protected areas throughout California.[1]

List of reserves

Reserve Campus Area (ha) Area (Acre) Coordinates Web Notes
Angelo Coast Range Reserve Berkeley 3,166 7,915 39°43′45″N 123°38′40″W / 39.72917°N 123.64444°W / 39.72917; -123.64444 (Angelo Coast Range Reserve) [2] On the South Fork of the Eel River.
Protected by The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
Año Nuevo Island Reserve Santa Cruz 10 25 37°6′30″N 122°20′10″W / 37.10833°N 122.33611°W / 37.10833; -122.33611 (Año Nuevo Island Reserve) [3] On Año Nuevo Island.
UC manages site within the larger Año Nuevo State Reserve, owned and operated by California State Parks.
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve Berkeley 1,319 3,260 37°22′53″N 121°44′14″W / 37.38139°N 121.73722°W / 37.38139; -121.73722 (Blue Oak Ranch Reserve) [4] In the Diablo Range, northwest of Mount Hamilton.
Bodega Marine Reserve Davis 176 436 38°18′25″N 123°3′54″W / 38.30694°N 123.06500°W / 38.30694; -123.06500 (Bodega Marine Reserve) [5] On Bodega Bay.
Box Springs Reserve Riverside 65 160 33°59′31″N 117°17′43″W / 33.99194°N 117.29528°W / 33.99194; -117.29528 (Box Springs Reserve) [6] Adjacent to the Riverside campus.
Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center Riverside 6,749 16,873 33°35′N 116°20′W / 33.583°N 116.333°W / 33.583; -116.333 (Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center) [7] In the Santa Rosa Mountains, near Palm Desert.
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve Irvine 124 306 34°8′20″N 116°27′10″W / 34.13889°N 116.45278°W / 34.13889; -116.45278 (Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve) [8] In the Mojave Desert, near Joshua Tree National Park.
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve Santa Barbara 93 230 34°24′N 119°31′W / 34.400°N 119.517°W / 34.400; -119.517 (Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve) [9] In Carpinteria.
Chickering American River Reserve Berkeley 695 1,720 39°14′48″N 120°19′31″W / 39.24667°N 120.32528°W / 39.24667; -120.32528 (Chickering American River Reserve) [10] In the headwaters basin of the North Fork of the American River, Sierra Nevada.
Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve Santa Barbara 68 170 34°25′N 119°52′W / 34.417°N 119.867°W / 34.417; -119.867 (Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve) [11] Adjacent to the Santa Barbara campus.
Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve San Diego 93 230 33°8′30″N 117°15′20″W / 33.14167°N 117.25556°W / 33.14167; -117.25556 (Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve) [12] In the northwestern Laguna Mountains.
Elliott Chaparral Reserve San Diego 43 107 32°52′6″N 117°8′33″W / 32.86833°N 117.14250°W / 32.86833; -117.14250 (Elliott Chaparral Reserve) [13] At former Camp Kearny, on the Kearny Mesa.
Emerson Oaks Reserve Riverside 102 255 33°28′N 117°2′W / 33.467°N 117.033°W / 33.467; -117.033 (Emerson Oaks Reserve) [14] In the Temecula Valley, southern Riverside County.
Protected by TNC.
Fort Ord Natural Reserve Santa Cruz 242 606 36°40′N 121°46′W / 36.667°N 121.767°W / 36.667; -121.767 (Fort Ord Natural Reserve) [15] At the former Fort Ord, near Monterey Bay.
Hastings Natural History Reservation Berkeley 932 2,392 36°12′30″N 121°33′30″W / 36.20833°N 121.55833°W / 36.20833; -121.55833 (Hastings Natural History Reservation) [16] In the Santa Lucia Mountains, upper Carmel Valley.
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve Riverside 12 29 33°48′30″N 116°46′40″W / 33.80833°N 116.77778°W / 33.80833; -116.77778 (James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve) [17] In the San Jacinto Mountains.
Satellite site Oasis de los Osos (west end of the Coachella Valley) protected by TNC.
Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve Berkeley 28 70 39°17′N 123°45′W / 39.283°N 123.750°W / 39.283; -123.750 (Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve) [18] Above the coast in Mendocino County.
Protected by TNC.
Jepson Prairie Reserve Davis 634 1,566 38°16′N 121°49′W / 38.267°N 121.817°W / 38.267; -121.817 (Jepson Prairie Reserve) [19] In the Central Valley.
Protected by TNC and the Solano Land Trust.
Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve San Diego 7 16 32°47′N 117°13′W / 32.783°N 117.217°W / 32.783; -117.217 (Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve) [20] On Mission Bay.
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve Santa Barbara 200 500 35°31′41″N 121°4′35″W / 35.52806°N 121.07639°W / 35.52806; -121.07639 (Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve) [21] In the Santa Lucia Mountains, near Cambria.
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve Santa Cruz 1,584 3,911 36°4′N 121°35′W / 36.067°N 121.583°W / 36.067; -121.583 (Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve) [22] In the Santa Lucia Mountains, along the Big Sur coast.
TNC involved in the protection of this site.
McLaughlin Natural Reserve Davis 2,800 7,050 38°52′N 122°24′W / 38.867°N 122.400°W / 38.867; -122.400 (McLaughlin Natural Reserve) [23] Within the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area.
Motte Rimrock Reserve Riverside 289 715 33°48′45″N 117°15′30″W / 33.81250°N 117.25833°W / 33.81250; -117.25833 (Motte Rimrock Reserve) [24] In western Perris Valley, Peninsular Ranges.
Quail Ridge Reserve Davis 784 1,937 38°28′59″N 122°8′58″W / 38.48306°N 122.14944°W / 38.48306; -122.14944 (Quail Ridge Reserve) [25] Near the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area. QuRiNet deployed here.
Sagehen Creek Field Station Berkeley 183 452 39°25′57″N 120°14′13″W / 39.43250°N 120.23694°W / 39.43250; -120.23694 (Sagehen Creek Field Station) [26] In the Northern Sierra Nevada, north of Lake Tahoe.
Operated by the University of California under a long-term special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve Irvine 82 202 33°39′30″N 117°51′30″W / 33.65833°N 117.85833°W / 33.65833; -117.85833 (San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve) [27] Upper Newport Bay.
Santa Cruz Island Reserve Santa Barbara 18,624 46,020 34°0′N 119°44′W / 34.000°N 119.733°W / 34.000; -119.733 (Santa Cruz Island Reserve) [28] Santa Cruz Island.
Protected, owned, and managed by TNC.
Scripps Coastal Reserve San Diego 342 844 32°52′30″N 117°15′15″W / 32.87500°N 117.25417°W / 32.87500; -117.25417 (Scripps Coastal Reserve) [29] Adjacent to the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Sedgwick Reserve Santa Barbara 2,358 5,896 34°42′N 120°1′W / 34.700°N 120.017°W / 34.700; -120.017 (Sedgwick Reserve) [30] In the Santa Ynez Valley and the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains.
Sierra Nevada Research Station—Yosemite Field Station Merced 37°32′23″N 119°39′29″W / 37.53972°N 119.65806°W / 37.53972; -119.65806 (Sierra Nevada Research Institute--Yosemite Field Station) [31] Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada.
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Davis 233 583 38°30′32″N 122°5′50″W / 38.50889°N 122.09722°W / 38.50889; -122.09722 (Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve) [32] Within the Blue Ridge Berryessa Natural Area.
Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center Irvine 248,882 615,000 33°14′N 116°23′W / 33.233°N 116.383°W / 33.233; -116.383 (Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center) [33] An agreement with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Anza-Borrego Foundation makes the park, which is managed by California State Parks, available to field station users.
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve Los Angeles 126 310 34°6′N 118°39′W / 34.100°N 118.650°W / 34.100; -118.650 (Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve) [34] In Los Angeles County, within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center Riverside 3,600 9,000 34°48′20″N 115°39′50″W / 34.80556°N 115.66389°W / 34.80556; -115.66389 (Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center) [35] In the Granite Mountains, within the Mojave National Preserve.
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Santa Barbara 87 205 37°37′30″N 118°59′30″W / 37.62500°N 118.99167°W / 37.62500; -118.99167 (Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve) [36] In the high Sierra Nevada and the upper Owens Valley.
Includes Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL).
White Mountain Research Center Los Angeles 18 45 37°21′41″N 118°19′36″W / 37.36139°N 118.32667°W / 37.36139; -118.32667 (White Mountain Research Center) [37] Five research facilities ranging from the Owens Valley to the highest point of the White-Inyo Mountains east of the town of Bishop.
Younger Lagoon Reserve Santa Cruz 10 26 36°57′3″N 122°3′57″W / 36.95083°N 122.06583°W / 36.95083; -122.06583 (Younger Lagoon Reserve) [38] The northwest edge of Monterey Bay on the west side of the city of Santa Cruz.

References

  1. ^ "University of California Natural Reserve System—UCNRS". The Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Angelo Coast Range Reserve
  3. ^ Año Nuevo Island Reserve
  4. ^ Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
  5. ^ Bodega Marine Reserve
  6. ^ Box Springs Reserve
  7. ^ Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center
  8. ^ Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
  9. ^ Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
  10. ^ Chickering American River Reserve
  11. ^ Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
  12. ^ Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
  13. ^ Elliott Chaparral Reserve
  14. ^ Emerson Oaks Reserve
  15. ^ Fort Ord Natural Reserve
  16. ^ Hastings Natural History Reservation
  17. ^ James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
  18. ^ Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve
  19. ^ Jepson Prairie Reserve
  20. ^ Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
  21. ^ Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
  22. ^ Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
  23. ^ McLaughlin Natural Reserve
  24. ^ Motte Rimrock Reserve
  25. ^ Quail Ridge Reserve
  26. ^ Sagehen Creek Field Station
  27. ^ San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve
  28. ^ Santa Cruz Island Reserve
  29. ^ Scripps Coastal Reserve
  30. ^ Sedgwick Reserve
  31. ^ Yosemite Field Station
  32. ^ Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
  33. ^ Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
  34. ^ Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
  35. ^ Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
  36. ^ Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve
  37. ^ White Mountain Research Center
  38. ^ Younger Lagoon Reserve
  • Harrison, S., Waddell, S. M. and Boucher, V. L. 2004. UC Davis Natural Reserve System-Four-Year Report (1999-2003) . UC Davis Natural Reserve System.
  • Herring, Margaret. 2000. Studying Nature in Nature: The History of the University of California Natural Reserve System . Reprinted from Chronicle of the University of California, No. 3 (Spring 2000).
  • University of California Office of the President (2007-07-30). "Natural Reserve System". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 

External links

  • Official website
  • UC Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • UC Natural Reserves photos
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