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Guide to the University of California, Riverside, Natural Reserve System records
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Riverside, Natural Reserve System records.
    Date (inclusive): 1939-2004, undated.
    Date (bulk): 1970-1990
    Collection Number: 382
    Creator: University of California, Riverside.
    Creator: University of California. Natural Reserve System.
    Extent: 21.25 linear feet (17 record storage boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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 the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. University of California, Riverside, Natural Reserve System records, Collection 382. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was acquired in February 2012.

    Processing History

    Processed by Sarah Wolak and Eric Milenkiewicz, 2012-2013.

    Historical Background

    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.
    The following reserves are managed by UCR: 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.
    {Historical Background from: University of California Natural Reserve System website, http://nrs.ucop.edu}

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into four series and four sub-series. The collection arrangement is as follows:
    • Series 1. UC Natural Reserve System, 1963-2004, undated.
    • Sub-series 1.1. Administrative files, 1963-2004, undated.
    • Sub-series 1.2. Reserve files, 1971-1990, undated.
    • Series 2. UCR Natural Reserve System, 1961-2004, undated.
    • Sub-series 2.1. Administrative files, 1964-2004, undated.
    • Sub-series 2.2. Reserve files, 1961-2003, undated.
    • Series 3. Proposed Reserves, 1966-2004, undated.
    • Series 4. Protected Areas, 1939-1998, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    California.
    Natural areas.
    Nature conservation.
    Protected areas.
    Research natural areas.
    University of California. Natural Reserve System.
    University of California, Riverside.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence.
    Documents.
    Maps.
    Reports.