The administrative records generated by the University of California, Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System. These records
document the history and development of the Natural Reserve System, and in particular the seven reserves administered by UCSB.
The records contain plans, annual reports, correspondence, budgets, brochures, newsletters, weather reports, programs, user
data and questionnaires, news clippings, meeting minutes, maps, slides and photographs, research notes, species information,
and publications. The records span from 1960s-2010s; however, the bulk of the material dates from the 1960s-1990s.
The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of 41 protected natural areas located throughout the State that provides undisturbed
environments for research, education and public outreach programs. It is the largest university-administered reserve system
in the world encompassing more than 756,000 acres of diverse habitats from the ocean to the mountains to the inland deserts,
and with access to more than a million acres of public lands. The Natural Reserve System contributes to the understanding
and wise stewardship of the Earth.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.