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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Enroll in ENVR 102 for Fall 2018!

Looking for a meaningful class to add to your Fall 2018 schedule? Want to get involved with the reserves? Interested in working in environmental science or education? Conservation Solutions (ENVR 102) offers a unique opportunity to develop curriculum for a new docent program at the Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve. There are still spots left!

See the attached PDF for more info: ENVR102_fall_2018.pdf

 

Support the Reserves

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. 

Donate

If you wish for your donation to be applied to a specific reserve, please add its name in the Special Instructions field.

Other ways to get involved

 

iNaturalist - A Community for Naturalists

iNaturalist is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Visiting one of our reserves? Add your observations to iNaturalist! Observations can be recorded via website and mobile application. For more information, visit: https://www.inaturalist.org/

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Stay Connected on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to receive updates on discoveries and volunteering opportunities at the Kendall Frost Reserve and Scripps Coastal Reserve.