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Guide to the Hastings Natural History Reservation collection at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at University of California, Berkeley MVZA.MSS.0118
MVZA.MSS.0118  
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Description
Hastings Natural History Reservation, located in the foothills of Monterey County, California’s Santa Lucia Mountains in upper Carmel Valley, serves as a biological field station of the University of California, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), and the University of California’s Natural Reserve System (NRS). The Hastings Natural History Reservation collection spans the years 1927 to 2010 and, with the exception of a limited number of field notes taken outside of Hastings, documents both the administration of the reservation and the research conducted within its borders. This documentation includes administrative files originally housed at and maintained by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; species accounts and general notes, created by a variety of researchers, that were originally housed at Hastings and kept together as an ongoing file; field notes and data that were generated by researchers at Hastings and housed separately from the species accounts at the reservation; and a series of photographic materials also created and originally housed at Hastings.
Background
Hastings Natural History Reservation, located in the foothills of Monterey County, California’s Santa Lucia Mountains in upper Carmel Valley, serves as a biological field station of the University of California, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), and the University of California’s Natural Reserve System (NRS). At approximately 2,500 acres in size, Hastings consists of exemplary habitats characteristic of the interior central Coast Range, including annual and perennial grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, and running streams. Carefully protected to reduce human impacts, Hastings provides the wildlands and facilities necessary to conduct university and graduate level studies of natural systems in the area.
Extent
30.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.
Availability
The collection is open for research.