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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...]

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Showcasing Science at the Granites

As late as 1979, California’s eastern Mojave Desert was called a scientific “black hole” because its resources and biodiversity were virtually unknown.1 Over the past 30 years, scientists have been busy shining light into … [Read More...]