This collection contains correspondence, reports, and other material regarding the University of California (UC) Natural Reserve
System, a network of protected natural areas throughout California that are administered by UC. Primarily includes material
pertaining to the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Natural Reserve System including the Box Springs Reserve, Boyd
Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, Emerson Oaks Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Etiwanda
Wash Reserve (property sold), and Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center. Material regarding sites proposed as possible
additions to the UC Natural Reserve System and protected areas in California of interest to the UC Natural Reserve system
is also included.
The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas throughout California. Its 38 sites include more than
750,000 acres, making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the world. Most major state ecosystems are
represented, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests. The reserves also serve
as a gateway to more than a million acres of public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed environments for research,
education, and public service, the Natural Reserve System contributes to the understanding and wise stewardship of the earth.
21.25 linear feet
(17 record storage boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections
& Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the
physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by
This collection is open for research.