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Register of the UCSD Natural Reserve System Records RSS 1409
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: UCSD Natural Reserve System Records
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1409
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.2 Linear feet (8 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1948 - 1999
    Abstract: Records of the UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System (NLWRS), later designated as the Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 as part of the University of California Natural Reserves System represents materials from both the UC Natural Reserves System and the UCSD Natural Reserve System, including the Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve, the Elliott Chaparral Reserve, the Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll, and the Ryan Oak Glen Reserve (1973-1987). The files associated with the individual reserves contain species lists, correspondence, maps, administrative and maintenance files, newspaper clippings, and photographic materials. The inclusive dates of the collection are 1948-1999; however, the bulk of the material dates from 1962-1994. The administrative files are arranged in two series: 1) UC Natural Reserves System and 2) UCSD Natural Reserve System.
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. Natural Reserve System.

    Acquisition Information

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    Preferred Citation

    UCSD Natural Reserve System Records, RSS 1409. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Administrative History

    The UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System (NLWRS), redesignated in 1983 as the Natural Reserve System (NRS), was formally established in 1965 as part of the systemwide University of California Natural Land and Water Reserves System created to preserve, protect, and study the native terrestrial, riparian, and marine habitats of California. The founder and first chairperson of the UC Natural Land and Water Reserves System was Kenneth Norris, professor of zoology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
    In 1965, the UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System consisted of four reserves: the Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll, the Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve, and the Elliott Chaparral Reserve. The Ryan Oak Glen Reserve was acquired in 1973 and subsequently sold in 1987. The four original reserves have been continuously maintained and managed by the UCSD Natural Reserve System in an effort to support the research of qualified scientists, faculty, and students interested in California's endemic ecosystems.
    The first chairperson of the UCSD Natural Reserve System was Carl Hubbs (1965-1971), followed by Michael Soule (1971-1973), Paul Dayton (1973-1994), Ted Case (1994-1997), and Joshua Kohn (1997-present). Ted Case acted as co-chair with Paul Dayton from 1980-1986.
    For further information regarding the UCSD Natural Reserve System, visit: http://nrs.ucsd.edu/

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The administrative records generated by the University of California, San Diego Natural Reserve System, document its development and history. The records contain academic plans, annual reports, budgets, correspondence, maps, meeting minutes, photographs and slides, public relations material, and species lists. The files are arranged in two series: 1) UC NATURAL RESERVES SYSTEM and 2) UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM. The inclusive dates of the files are 1948-1999; however, the bulk of the material dates from 1962-1994.
    SERIES 1: UC NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM
    This series is arranged in two subseries: A) Advisory Committee Files and B) Subject Files.
    A) The Advisory Committee Files subseries is arranged chronologically and contains correspondence and meeting minutes. The meeting minutes include reports related to academic planning (1976-1982), budgets (1967-1970), correspondence (1962-1971), pending acquisitions, progress, and re-evaluations.
    B) The Subject Files subseries is arranged alphabetically and contains a charter, habitat types, general publications, general reports, and statewide sites.
    SERIES 2: UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM
    This series is arranged in four subseries: A) Administrative Files, B) Reserves Files, C) Subject Files, and D) Slides.
    A) The Administrative Files subseries is arranged chronologically and contains academic plans (1977-1982), annual reports (1970-1994), budgets (1983-1985), correspondence (1964-1986), and meeting minutes.
    B) The Reserves Files subseries is arranged alphabetically by reserve and thereunder chronologically. The Reserves Files contains species lists for each reserve; reserve maps, both geographic and topographic; management and maintenance records; aerial photographs and slides of several reserves, as well as dedication ceremonies; historical notes; correspondence; newspaper clippings; sign-in sheets; and user permits.
    C) The Subject Files subseries, arranged alphabetically, includes writings of regional ecological observations.
    D) The Slides subseries contains photographic slides from 1966-1984, representing native flora studies in the various reserve areas.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California (System). Natural Reserve System.
    University of California, San Diego -- Archives
    Habitat (Ecology) -- California -- San Diego County
    Natural resources management areas -- California
    Research natural areas -- California
    San Diego County -- Dawson-Los Monos Canyon Reserve
    San Diego County -- Elliott Chaparral Reserve
    San Diego County -- Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
    San Diego County -- Ryan Oak Glen Reserve
    San Diego County -- Scripps Coastal Reserve