UCB NRS Reserves
Laboratory or
Angelo Coast Range Reserve 1994 Both Mendocino County
Chickering American River Reserve 1975 None Placer County
Hastings Natural History Reservation 1937 Both Monterey County
Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve 1970 None Mendocino County
Sagehen 1951 Both Nevada County
North Fork Association Lands (satellite to Chickering Reserve) ? None Placer County
UCB Experimental Forests
Blodgett Forest 1933 Both El Dorado
Whitaker Forest 1910 Both Tulare County
Baker Forest 1917 Both Plumas County
Russell Reservation 1966 Laboratory Contra Costa County
UCB Other
Botanical Gardens 1890 Next to campus Alameda County
Snow Lab ? Both Nevada/Placer Counties
Gump Station 1981 Both Moorea, French Polynesia
Onion Creek Experimental Watershed ? None Placer County
Richmond Field Station 1950 Laboratories Contra Costa County


There are many more fieldstations in California and beyond that are utilized by graduate students at Berkeley. The Natural Reserve System of the University of California manages 35 reserves that encompass more than 135,000 acres across twelve ecological regions and is the largest university-operated system of natural reserves in the world. Below is a listing of the other 29 NRS reserves plus 56 others reserves in the state and one outside the state, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, with special ties to UC Berkeley.
Laboratory or


UCD NRS Reserves
Bodega Marine Reserve 1970 Both Sonoma County
Eagle Lake Field Station 1968 Both Lassen County
Jepson Prairie Reserve 1983 None Solano County
McLaughlin Natural Reserve 1992 Both Napa, Yolo, Lake Counties
Quail Ridge Reserve 1991 Both Napa County
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve 1979 Both

Solano and Napa Counties

UCD Research and Extension Centers
Hopland Research and Extension Center
1951 Both

Mendocino County

Desert Research and Extension Center 1912 Both Imperial County
South Coast Research and Extension Center 1956 Both Orange County
Shafter Research and Extension Center 1922 Both Kern County
West Side Research and Extension Center 1959 Both Fresno County?
Lindcove Research and Extension Center 1959 Both Tulare County
Kearney Research and Extension Center 1964 Both Solano County
Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center 1960 Both Yuba County
Intermountain Research and Extension Center 1960 Both Siskiyou County
Elkus Ranch 1975 None San Mateo County
UCD Agricultural Experiment Stations
Oakville Experimental Vineyard 1947 Laboratories Napa County
Wolfskill Experimental Orchards 1926 ? Solano County


UCI NRS Reserves
Burns Piņon Ridge Reserve 1972 Both San Bernadino County
San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve 1969 None Orange County


UCLA NRS Reserves
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve 1995 None (replaced?) Los Angeles County


UCM Other  
Yosemite Station (Wawona) ? ? Mariposa County


UCR NRS Reserves
Box Springs Reserve 1965 None Riverside County
Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center 1958 Both Riverside County
Emerson Oaks Reserve 1991 None Riverside County
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve 1966 Both Riverside County
Oasis de los Osos (satellite to James Reserve) ? None Riverside County
Motte Rimrock Reserve 1976 Both Riverside County
Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center 1978 Both San Bernadino County
Sacramento Mountains Reserve (satellite to Sweeney Granite Mountains Reserve) ? None San Bernadino County?
UCR Agricultural Experiment Stations
Citrus Research Center & Agricultural Experiment Station 1937 Next to campus Riverside County
Coachella Valley Agricultural Research Station ? ? Riverside County
Moreno Field Station ? ? Riverside County
UCR Other
UCR Botanic Gardens 1957 Next to campus Riverside County


UCSD NRS Reserves
Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve 1965 Both San Diego county
Elliott Chaparral Reserve 1969 None San Diego County
Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve 1965 Both San Diego County
Scripps Coastal Reserve 1965 Labs San Diego County
UCSD White Mountain Research Stations
White Mountain Peak ? Both Mono County
Owens Valley Laboratory ? Both Inyo County
Crooked Creek Laboratory ? Both? Mono County
Barcroft Station 1951 Both Mono County
UCSD Other  
Cecil and Ida Green Piñon Flat Observatory 1970 Both Riverside County


UCSB NRS Reserves
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve 1977 None Santa Barbara County
Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve 1970 Next to campus Santa Barbara County
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve 2001 Residence San Luis Obispo County
Santa Cruz Island Reserve 1966 Both Santa Barbara County
Sedgwick Reserve 1996 Both Santa Barbara County
VESR: Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab 1973 Both Mono County
VESR: Valentine Camp 1972 Both Mono County


UCSC NRS Reserves
Aņo Nuevo Island Reserve 1970 Both San Mateo County
Fort Ord Natural Reserve 1996 None Monterey County
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve 1977 Both Monterey County
Younger Lagoon Reserve 1987 None Santa Cruz County
UCSC Other
Long Marine Lab ? Laboratories Santa Cruz County


Cal State University System Reserves
Desert Studies Center (Cal State University Consortium) 1976 Both San Bernardino County
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (Cal State University Consortium) 1966 Both Monterey
Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (San Diego State University) 1962 Both Riverside and San Diego Counties
Sky Oaks Field Station (San Diego State University) 1980 Under Construction San Diego County
Fortuna mountain Research Reserve (San Diego State University) 1968 None San Diego County
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (San Diego State University) 1982 None San Diego County
Sierra Nevada Field Campus (San Francisco State University) ? Camping  
Romberg Tiburon Center (San Francisco State University) 1978 Laboratories Marin County
Voorhis Ecological Reserve (Cal Poly Pomona) 1983 Adjacent to campus L.A. County
Hayward Marsh Field Station (Cal State East Bay)     Alameda County
Cleary Reserve (Cal State East Bay)     Napa County
Galbreath Wildlands Preserve (Sonoma State University) 2004 Camping Mendocino County
Box Springs Field Station     Riverside County
Channel Islands Research Station     Ventura County
Davis Field Station     Yolo County
Dixon Field Station     Solano County
Golden Gate Field Station     Marin County
Point Reyes Field Station     Marin County
Redwood Field Station     Humboldt County
San Diego Field Station     San Diego County
San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station     SolanoCounty
Santa Cruz Field Station     Santa Cruz County
Piedras Blancas Duty Station 1968   San Luis Obispo County
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station     Tulare County
Yosemite Field Station     Mariposa County
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory 1928 Both (Colorado)
Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center (USC) ? Both Los Angeles County
Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (Claremont Colleges) ? Adjacent to campus Los Angeles County
Jasper Ridge (Stanford) 1973 Both Santa Clara County
Hopkins Marine Station (Stanford) 1892 Both Monterey County
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA) 1972 Both (Based in Seattle WA)
Audubon Canyon Ranch - Cypress Grove Preserve 1992 Lab Marin county