University of California Natural Reserve System

history & archive project

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

This collection contains the papers of Roger Samuelson, a founding figure of the NRS. It also includes papers from other important figures in the early history of the system, including Kenneth Norris and Mildred Mathias,...View Record

This collection consists of Kenneth S. Norris's files from his involvement with the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve (LHBC), Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center (SGM), Santa Cruz Island Reserve (SCI), and Año Nuevo Island Reserve (ANI),...View Record

This collection consists of administrative documents for UCLA pertaining to the Stunt Ranch Reserve and other NRS business. Created in large part by Mildred Mathias, a UCLA professor, founding NRS figure, and chair of the...View Record

This collection encompasses the administrative records of the Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center (SGM). Created mostly by former reserve directors Phillipe Cohen and Cindy Stead Cohen, the collection includes the ten...View Record

This collection, created by former reserve director John Smiley, contains administrative files for the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve (LHBC). These include correspondence, reference materials, reprints, data, and reserve use waivers. These files provide insight into...View Record

This collection contains the administrative and operational records of the UC Davis (UCD) NRS Campus Office pertaining to the reserves under its purview—Quail Ridge Reserve (QRR), Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve (SCC), Jepson Prairie Reserve (JPR),...View Record

This collection relates to the administration and operations of Sagehen Creek Field Station before it joined the UC Natural Reserve System in 2004, including the scientific, land use, landscape history of the reserve site and...View Record

This collection contains Lloyd Tevis’s papers from his role as the first reserve director for the Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center.

This collection includes: (1) administrative documents pertaining to operations, donations, grants, National Science...View Record

This collection contains the records of the Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve Foundation (CVERF), led by Boyd Deep Canyon (BDC) Reserve Director Al Muth during the 1980s specifically with the goal of conserving the Coachella Valley...View Record

Diverse collection of administrative, operational, and historical records related to the Northern California Coast Range Preserve (NCCRP) and Angelo Coast Range Reserve.

Collection consists of: (1) maps, including property and vegetation maps of the reserve...View Record