The UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) is the largest and most diverse set of university-owned and operated reserves in the world. Its 39 reserves include examples of nearly every major ecosystem in the state. These reserves provide secure sites for long-term environmental research, education and public outreach. They enable monitoring of environmental health, and provide a baseline for ecosystem restoration, in the context of California's rapidly growing population and the changing global environment.
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