Welcome to the UC San Diego Natural Reserve System

The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise management of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.

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UCSB Natural Reserve System Hiring Assistant Reserve Manager

The UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System is hiring an Assistant Reserve Manager at the Sedgwick Reserve.  Application review will begin on May 17, 2017.

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In affiliation with the University of California, San Diego and the UC Natural Reserve System: a trustee agency under CEQA.