Lassen National Park, copyright Steven Buckley

Lassen Field Station



We are excited to introduce the newest member of the UC Natural Reserve System: the Lassen Field Station!  The UC Regents gave final approval to the field station on May 16, 2019.  Learn more about the news here:

Lassen is UC Davis' newest Natural Reserve

NRS gains new reserves at Point Reyes, Mount Lassen

The Lassen Field Station is a new partnership between Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Natural Reserve System. The field station links researchers and classes with the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Lassen region. The National Park is surrounded by a vast area of National Forest, which also hosts active research and management programs.  It is the only outpost of the Natural Reserve System in far northern California. Researchers and instructors can work with UC Davis and National Park Service staff to tailor logistics of their visits and to ensure conformation with application and permitting requirements.

Researchers have nearly unlimited opportunity to share their work with audiences that include Park resource staff and public visitors to the Park. Citizen Science projects are underway in the area around the main visitor center. Local schools also integrate the Park into their curricula, offering pathways for researchers to reach K-12 audiences.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, with headquarters in Mineral, CA, approximately 2 ½ hours northeast of the UC Davis campus.

Reserved camp sites for academic users, classroom/meeting space by reservation, waived park entrance fees. Other spaces may be available with advanced notice; contact us.

The online application portal to use Lassen Field Station is found here. Most work will also require a permit through the NPS system that can be found here.

Lassen Volcanic National Park