University of California Natural Reserve System

history & archive project

Hello and welcome!

You have reached the website for the University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS) History & Archive Project. The goal of this project is to inventory, preserve, and promote the use of documents and other materials that relate to the history of the NRS and the 39 sites it encompasses throughout California.

We invite you to use this site to learn more about our project and the resources we are helping make available.

We also invite you to use this site as a tool for your own work. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to assist you in working with NRS staff and others to access these materials for approved research, teaching, or outreach activities. If you are using this site for such a project, please let us know. We would be delighted to learn about how these resources are being used, and we appreciate your feedback!

We are always on the hunt for additional historical materials pertaining to the NRS and its reserves. If you are aware of any such materials not contained in our database, please tell us about them by using the contact page.