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Quail Ridge Reserve

Set on a rugged and isolated peninsula just 45 minutes from the UC Davis campus, the Quail Ridge Reserve protects over 2,500 acres of Coast Range habitat for research, teaching and outreach.  A hilltop field station provides a scenic base for classes, meetings and meals, and diverse overnight housing options are available to academic users.

The reserve is a unique partnership between the University and the Bureau of Land Management, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Land Trust of Napa County.

Quail Ridge Reserve is open for approved academic uses.  All visitors must have pre-arranged their arrival with the reserve director.

There is no ad lib public access, but visitation can be arranged for the purpose of education and research. Restrictions of use on the peninsula include:

  • University of California property: “No Guns”, Gun-Free School Zone Act, California penal code section 626.9(h) and 626.9(i); “No Trespassing”, California penal code section 602
  • Bureau of Land Management property: “No Hunting”, Federal Register Vol.62, p.34076 (June 24, 1997)
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife property: “Designated Ecological Reserve: Closed to Public Entry; Hunting or possession of weapons prohibited”, California code of regulations Title 14 section 630(a)
  • Bureau of Reclamation lands: “No Hunting”,

Quail Ridge - Decker Canyon