Register of the UCSD Natural Reserve System Records RSS 1409

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Descriptive Summary

Title: UCSD Natural Reserve System Records
Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1409
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.2 Linear feet (8 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1948 - 1999
Abstract: Records of the UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System (NLWRS), later designated as the Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 as part of the University of California Natural Reserves System represents materials from both the UC Natural Reserves System and the UCSD Natural Reserve System, including the Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve, the Elliott Chaparral Reserve, the Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll, and the Ryan Oak Glen Reserve (1973-1987). The files associated with the individual reserves contain species lists, correspondence, maps, administrative and maintenance files, newspaper clippings, and photographic materials. The inclusive dates of the collection are 1948-1999; however, the bulk of the material dates from 1962-1994. The administrative files are arranged in two series: 1) UC Natural Reserves System and 2) UCSD Natural Reserve System.
Creator: University of California, San Diego. Natural Reserve System.

Acquisition Information

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Preferred Citation

UCSD Natural Reserve System Records, RSS 1409. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Administrative History

The UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System (NLWRS), redesignated in 1983 as the Natural Reserve System (NRS), was formally established in 1965 as part of the systemwide University of California Natural Land and Water Reserves System created to preserve, protect, and study the native terrestrial, riparian, and marine habitats of California. The founder and first chairperson of the UC Natural Land and Water Reserves System was Kenneth Norris, professor of zoology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In 1965, the UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System consisted of four reserves: the Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll, the Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve, and the Elliott Chaparral Reserve. The Ryan Oak Glen Reserve was acquired in 1973 and subsequently sold in 1987. The four original reserves have been continuously maintained and managed by the UCSD Natural Reserve System in an effort to support the research of qualified scientists, faculty, and students interested in California's endemic ecosystems.
The first chairperson of the UCSD Natural Reserve System was Carl Hubbs (1965-1971), followed by Michael Soule (1971-1973), Paul Dayton (1973-1994), Ted Case (1994-1997), and Joshua Kohn (1997-present). Ted Case acted as co-chair with Paul Dayton from 1980-1986.
For further information regarding the UCSD Natural Reserve System, visit: http://nrs.ucsd.edu/

Scope and Content of Collection

The administrative records generated by the University of California, San Diego Natural Reserve System, document its development and history. The records contain academic plans, annual reports, budgets, correspondence, maps, meeting minutes, photographs and slides, public relations material, and species lists. The files are arranged in two series: 1) UC NATURAL RESERVES SYSTEM and 2) UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM. The inclusive dates of the files are 1948-1999; however, the bulk of the material dates from 1962-1994.
SERIES 1: UC NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM
This series is arranged in two subseries: A) Advisory Committee Files and B) Subject Files.
A) The Advisory Committee Files subseries is arranged chronologically and contains correspondence and meeting minutes. The meeting minutes include reports related to academic planning (1976-1982), budgets (1967-1970), correspondence (1962-1971), pending acquisitions, progress, and re-evaluations.
B) The Subject Files subseries is arranged alphabetically and contains a charter, habitat types, general publications, general reports, and statewide sites.
SERIES 2: UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM
This series is arranged in four subseries: A) Administrative Files, B) Reserves Files, C) Subject Files, and D) Slides.
A) The Administrative Files subseries is arranged chronologically and contains academic plans (1977-1982), annual reports (1970-1994), budgets (1983-1985), correspondence (1964-1986), and meeting minutes.
B) The Reserves Files subseries is arranged alphabetically by reserve and thereunder chronologically. The Reserves Files contains species lists for each reserve; reserve maps, both geographic and topographic; management and maintenance records; aerial photographs and slides of several reserves, as well as dedication ceremonies; historical notes; correspondence; newspaper clippings; sign-in sheets; and user permits.
C) The Subject Files subseries, arranged alphabetically, includes writings of regional ecological observations.
D) The Slides subseries contains photographic slides from 1966-1984, representing native flora studies in the various reserve areas.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of California (System). Natural Reserve System.
University of California, San Diego -- Archives
Habitat (Ecology) -- California -- San Diego County
Natural resources management areas -- California
Research natural areas -- California
San Diego County -- Dawson-Los Monos Canyon Reserve
San Diego County -- Elliott Chaparral Reserve
San Diego County -- Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
San Diego County -- Ryan Oak Glen Reserve
San Diego County -- Scripps Coastal Reserve

 

UC NATURAL RESERVES SYSTEM

 

Advisory Committee Files

Box 1, Folder 1

Advisory Committee Correspondence 1962 - 1971

 

Advisory Committee Meetings

Box 1, Folder 2-10

1963 - 1980

Box 2, Folder 1-7

1981-1987

 

Subject Files

Box 2, Folder 8

Brochure 1968

Box 2, Folder 9

Charter 1967

Box 2, Folder 10

General habitat type 1963 - 1968

Box 3, Folder 1

General publications 1965 - 1987

Box 3, Folder 2

General reports 1964

Box 3, Folder 3

Mobile laboratory 1968

Box 3, Folder 4

Plans for completion, administration and operation of 1982

Box 3, Folder 5

Re-evaluation 1978 - 1980

Box 3, Folder 6

Reserve Manager's Notes 1984

Box 3, Folder 7

Statewide sites 1964 - 1968

 

UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM

 

Administrative Files

Box 3, Folder 8

Academic Plan 1977 - 1982

 

Annual Reports

Box 3, Folder 9-23

1970 - 1985

Box 4, Folder 1-9

1986 - 1994

Box 4, Folder 10-11

Budget 1983 - 1985

Box 4, Folder 12

Correspondence 1964 - 1986

Box 4, Folder 13

Faculty Advisory Committee 1987

Box 4, Folder 14

Maintenance allocations 1976 - 1981

Box 4, Folder 15

Management Committee - Correspondence 1973 - 1984

 

Reserves Files

 

Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve

Box 5, Folder 1

Caretaker trailer 1988 - 1991

Box 5, Folder 2

Correspondence 1962 - 1990

Box 5, Folder 3

Dayon Corporation sewer line 1965 - 1986

Box 5, Folder 4

Easements 1985 - 1993

Box 5, Folder 5

Historical notes 1968 - 1978

Box 5, Folder 6

Photographs and slides 1968

Box 5, Folder 7-8

Species and vegetation lists 1968 - 1999

 

Elliott Chaparral Reserve

Box 5, Folder 9

Species and vegetation lists 1970 - 1990

 

Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve

Box 5, Folder 10

Brochure 1965 - 1968

Box 5, Folder 11-12

Correspondence 1957 - 1985

Box 6, Folder 1

Development 1965 - 1968

Box 6, Folder 2

Management and maintenance of 1966 - 1983

Box 6, Folder 3

Maps 1948 - 1966

Box 6, Folder 4

Memorandums and meeting minutes 1965 - 1972

Box 6, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings 1966 - 1971

Box 6, Folder 6

Reports 1968

Box 6, Folder 7

Species and vegetation lists 1976 - 1993

 

Ryan Oak Glen Reserve

Box 6, Folder 8-9

Correspondence 1972 - 1983

Box 6, Folder 10

Correspondence - Francis Ryan 1973 - 1989

Box 6, Folder 11

Dedication ceremony - Slides 1975

Box 6, Folder 12

Management and maintenance of 1983 - 1987

Box 6, Folder 13

Maps 1971

Box 7, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings 1974 - 1989

Box 7, Folder 2

Re-evaluations 1986 - 1988

Box 7, Folder 3

Species and vegetation lists

 

Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll

Box 7, Folder 4

Encinitas Coastal Dispatch 1967

Box 7, Folder 5

Sign-in sheets 1990 - 1996

Box 7, Folder 6

Species and vegetation lists 1979 - 1999

Box 7, Folder 7

Use permits 1984 - 1987

 

Subject Files

Box 8, Folder 1

California Native Plant Society - Selected bibliography and vascular plants of the Montane areas of San Diego 1986

Box 8, Folder 2

Mielcarek, Eugene. Observations on the Ecology of the Roaring Fork: Introduction, Respective Ecosystems Comparisons of Ecosystems - Summary and typescript 1963

Box 8, Folder 3

San Diego County ecology and flora - Bibliography, lists, and notes and maps 1977-1992

 

Slides

Box 8, Folder 4

Slide carousel description list

Box 8, Folder 5

Chapparral, grasslands, canyons, Carousel 1 1983-1984

Box 8, Folder 6

Post-fire and initial recovery - Fire sucession, Carousel 2 1982-1983

Box 8, Folder 7

Herbaceous - Pre-climax, Carousel 3 1983

Box 8, Folder 8

Woody - Climax bloom, Carousel 4 1966-1983

Box 8, Folder 9

Predation - "Pre-daon" and extra chapparal slides, Part 1, Carousel 5 1973-1984

Box 8, Folder 10

Predation - "Pre-daon", Part 2, Carousel 6 1984

Box 8, Folder 11

Ecological relationships - Parasitism, commensalism, succession, niches, and mutualism, Carousel 7 1973-1976