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Pablo Colapinto of UC Santa Barbara will apply the methods of origami to explore biological folding.

2014 Arts2NRS Winners

Six artists-in-residence will be working at the UC Natural Reserve System this summer thanks to the 2014 Arts2NRS program. Offered for the first time this year by the NRS and the UC Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), … [Read More...]

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Why art at NRS reserves?

By Faerthen Felix, Assistant Manager, Sagehen Creek Field Station Located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, in a bowl lined with conifer forests and fens, Sagehen Creek Field Station is a research area owned … [Read More...]


A lesson in nature’s restoration

Cristina Sandoval picks her way through the blackened remains of brush and scrub at UC Santa Barbara’s Coal Oil Point Reserve, where a fire recently consumed an estimated 20 or so acres. It began near midnight on June 26, and … [Read More...]

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Raising an Invisible Barn

Imagine yourself walking among a grove of trees at the NRS's Sagehen Creek Field Station. Out of the corner of your eye, you spot movement reflected back at you. Then realization dawns on you--you’re seeing a reflection of … [Read More...]