Supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California

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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iNaturalist - A Community for Naturalists

iNaturalist.org is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Observations can be recorded via website and mobile application. For more information, visit: https://www.inaturalist.org/

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Outreach

Volunteer

We value and depend on friends, neighbors, educators, students, scientists, professionals, and volunteers to help us with everything from public outreach to hands-on projects. 

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