Mountain lions drinking at Sedgwick

Stewardship

The UC Natural Reserve System is strongly committed to stewardship of the lands it holds in the public trust.  Programs at UCSB reserves to support stewardship include Valley oak restoration, native plant phenology monitoring and photo documentation of native wildlife using trail cameras at Sedgwick Reserve; nurseries to propagate native plants for restoration of reserve habitats; management of sensitive species such as the threatened western snowy plover and the endangered least tern at Coal Oil Point Reserve; forest management at Valentine Camp; long-term monitoring of the Monterey Pine forest at Norris Rancho Marino Reserve; and participation in the efforts to remove non-native animals and plants on Santa Cruz Island and restore native species and communities.