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The UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) is the largest and most diverse set of university-owned and operated reserves in the world. The McLaughlin Reserve protects an intricately complex landscape that reflects a mosaic of geologic bodies and soils, including rare serpentine soils. Unusual and rare native plants, specific to the serpentine soils, form the core of the rich research, teaching, and outreach programs at the Reserve. A legacy of mining and homesteading layered into the complex natural landscape provides opportunities for studying restoration and for citizens to participate in restoration effort. Your gift will expand programs for students in the arts, humanities, and sciences, support innovative collaborations between the arts and sciences, and increase hands-on learning opportunities for K-12 students.

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Allison Chilcott
Managing Executive Director of Development, Research
[email protected]
(530) 979-1439 (Phone)

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