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Refugio oil spill

Refugio oil spill fouls NRS reserve

A burst oil pipeline along the Santa Barbara coast spilled an estimated 105,000 gallons of crude into the wildlife-rich waters of the Santa Barbara Channel May 19. The leak originated onshore at Refugio State Beach, then … [Read more]

NRS 50th

Slugs, Gauchos toast NRS 50th

UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz raised their glasses to the 50th anniversary of the NRS at alumni reunions May 16-17. Banana slugs, snowy plovers, and the dedication of a natural history center honoring NRS founder Kenneth … [Read more]

Biology Scholars Program students learn to identify native plants from Professor Paul Fine.

Curious about life

The UC Berkeley Biology Scholars Program supports underrepresented minority students pursuing the life sciences. The program kicks off with a weekend field trip to the UC Natural Reserve System's Hastings Natural History … [Read more]

UC Merced students and others who helped contribute to the new sign at the entrance to the reserve. Image courtesy UC Merced

NRS Day at UC Merced

by Lorena Anderson, UC Merced Communications Research, teaching and public outreach were all on display this Thursday at UC Merced’s celebration of the University of California Natural Reserve System’s 50th … [Read more]