What We Do

Fox collaring



Reserves provide protected environments in which researchers can conduct short- and long-term studies required for making fundamental discoveries. The NRS is a shared academic facility with an expansive footprint and diverse clientele across disciplines. 

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UC Davis Reserves support classes across schools, colleges, and departments. Institutions outside of UC Davis are also welcome to bring classes to the Reserves. Talk to us about K12 opportunities as well.

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Brad's Class
Photography hike



UC Davis Reserves support outreach programming directly and in partnership with other organizations. Take advantage of these programs to visit a reserve, participate as a volunteer, or create your own program.

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We restore areas across Reserves to combat invasive species, climate change impacts, and wildfire. We generally promote natural succession, but we engage in corrective efforts to ensure the Reserves capacity to support current and future research and instruction.

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Stebbins restoration