Quail Ridge Reserve
UC Davis Natural Reserves

Natural places for research, teaching and outreach.

Apply now for two open positions!


Two remote research stations, the McLaughlin Reserve and the Quail Ridge Reserve, are hiring a Reserve Maintenance Steward.  We seek individuals who are mechanically inclined, detail oriented, skilled at building and fixing things, and who appreciate the natural world.

These reserves are part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, which consists of 41 protected landscapes across the state.  McLaughlin and Quail Ridge are administered by the Davis campus, but are located off-campus in remote areas.  The Reserves function as outdoor laboratories that are used for university-level research projects and classes.  Reserve staff actively manage large wildland areas to support research and teaching, including some restoration projects and control of invasive plants.  Overnight facilities and work areas are available for research or class use.  Each reserve has an assortment of large and small equipment and vehicles. The Reserve Maintenance Steward will help maintain all of these facilities and equipment.

Find the McLaughlin Reserve Steward job description and a link to apply here.

Find the Quail Ridge Reserve Steward job description and a link to apply here.