A Tale of Two Reserves

UC Riverside administers four major reserves in Southern California

The University of California, Riverside administers four major reserves that have research facilities and permanent staff.  Two of these are the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve and the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center.

The 29-acre James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve is located 50 miles east of Riverside near Idyllwild — specifically, at the lower end of Hall Canyon on the western flank of Black Mountain. It hosts a wide variety of plant, animal, and insect communities.

Located in the Granite Mountains of the eastern Mojave Desert about 80 miles east of Barstow, the 9,000 acre Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center has a variety of environmental and archeological sites. Over 460 species of vascular plants, 2 amphibian, 34 reptile, 138 bird, and 42 mammal species call the area home.

The video below lets you take a journey to these two reserves:

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Additional Contacts

Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System
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