California Poppies after a fire
UC Davis Natural Reserves

Natural places for research, teaching and outreach.

We are protected wildlands and waters dedicated to research, teaching, and public service. We provide transformational outdoor experiences for students, and we enable science that monitors California's plants, animals, and ecosystems. We are UC Davis' outdoor classrooms and living laboratories.



Part of a Statewide Network

Spanning all of the UC campuses and most of the state of California, the Natural Reserve System is the largest netowrk of university field stations in the world.

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