UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System
Carpinteria Salt Marsh
Protects a critically important estuarine ecosystem that supports many sensitive plan and animal species.
Coal Oil Point
Includes coastal dune and wetland ecosystems that provide critical habitat for migratory birds and threatened and endangered species.
K.S.N. Rancho Marino
Has some of the most spectacular stretches of coast in central California and one of the few remnants of Monterey pine forest left in the state.
Santa Cruz Island
The largest of the Channel Islands and the site of important archaeological resources and many endemic plant and animal species including the island fox.
Over nine square miles at the base of Figueroa Mt. encompassing a diverse array of geological features and a wide variety of vegetation types and wildlife.
Valentine Eastern Sierra
Comprised of two reserves, the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory and Valentine Reserve, with excellent facilities to support research and teaching throughout the region.
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