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UC Natural Reserve System: Coal Oil Point Reserve
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One of the best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment in Southern ...

One of the best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment in Southern California, the University of California Natural Reserve System's (NRS) Coal Oil Point Reserve protects a wide variety of coastal and estuarine habitats. Thousands of migratory birds visit throughout the year. Located adjacent to the Santa Barbara campus, the reserve provides a unique and accessible research and teaching resource, which is used by many university courses, including botany, ecology, biodiversity field methods, natural history, marine biology, invertebrate zoology, and environmental studies. (29 minutes)

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UC Natural Reserve System: Hastings Reserve
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Go behind the scenes at the Hastings Reserve to examine the social ...

Go behind the scenes at the Hastings Reserve to examine the social structure of acorn woodpeckers and western bluebirds and take a look at the restoration of California's native grasslands. The Hastings Reserve, the University of California Natural Reserve System's (NRS) Biological Field Station in the Santa Lucia mountain range in Monterey, was set aside in 1937 to be managed with minimal disturbance providing researchers an important ecosystem for study. (29 minuntes)

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UC Natural Reserve System: James Reserve
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Located in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains, the Natural Reserve System's (NRS) ...

Located in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains, the Natural Reserve System's (NRS) James Reserve is at the forefront of an effort to use high technology to gain insight into the natural world. Embedded cameras monitor the nesting cycles of birds, sensor networks track weather data on habitat microclimates, and computers map out the potential damage from wildfires. (29 minutes)

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UC Natural Reserve System: Mapping the Future - Angelo Coast Range Reserve
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The UC Natural Reserve System's Angelo Coast Range Reserve in Mendocino County ...

The UC Natural Reserve System's Angelo Coast Range Reserve in Mendocino County has become the focus of a number of national climate change research efforts. Learn how multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, equipped with advanced technologies, are deepening our understanding of the environment and how it is responding to the rapid warming of our planet. (57 minutes)

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UC Natural Reserve System: Sedgwick Reserve
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At the University of California Natural Reserve System's (NRS) Sedgwick Reserve near ...

At the University of California Natural Reserve System's (NRS) Sedgwick Reserve near Santa Barbara, UC researchers are delving deep into the earth to understand the microorganisms that support California's ecosystems and are working to preserve the state's disappearing oak woodlands and restore native grasslands. Local schoolchildren also visit the reserve as part of an innovative "Kids in Nature" science program. (29 minutes)

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UC Natural Reserve System: The Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
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Situated on California's scenic Big Sur Coast, the Natural Reserve System's (NRS) ...

Situated on California's scenic Big Sur Coast, the Natural Reserve System's (NRS) Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve provides researchers and students with a spectacular location to study nature. Scientists use the reserve to track water quality, monitor fish populations, and survey California's disappearing native wildflowers. Students from UC Santa Cruz use the off-shore marine reserve to test their underwater research skills, and grade school students visit Big Creek to learn how animals adapt to their environment. (29 minutes)

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University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources