The UC Santa Barbara NRS is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of California Natural Reserve System. Check out how you can join in the celebration at upcoming events on campus and at our Reserves.

NRS 50 Anniversary Greenfield flier
October 1, 7:30 pm

Photos and stories about the Natural Reserve System and its 39 reserves over its 50 year history with VIP guest:  Jeff Greenfield, renowned network journalist, who will interview Dr. Fiedler and moderate questions from the audience.

NRS 50 Anniversary Symposium flier
October 2,
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Two campus leaders in environmental science, Dr. Frank Davis and Dr. Peter Alagona, speak about their research at the reserves; a poster session and a wine reception in the Bren School Courtyard.

NRS 50 Anniversary Coal Oil Point flier
October 3, 10:00 amOctober 3, 2:00 pm

The 10:00 a.m. Photos in the Field workshop is full. Please enroll for the afternoon event at 2:00 p.m.

Take incredible nature images using your mobile phone. Two family-friendly ninety minute workshops (ages 10 and above) led by professional photographers. Great prizes awarded in a social media contest.

NRS 50 Anniversary Carpinteria flier
October 4,
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Guided tours of this incredible ocean-side reserve with local birding luminaries and breakfast with fellow birders.

NRS 50 Anniversary SCAPE flier
October 24,
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
October 25,
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

An art show to benefit the UCSB NRS at the Montecito Country Club of paintings from UCSB’s reserves. A reception and brief program at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon will celebrate contributing artists and friends of the UCSB NRS.

Harvest Dinner at Sedgwick Reserve Flyer
November 7,
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner at Sedgwick Reserve: A Special Event to Benefit the UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System and Sedgwick Reserve.
We will transport you from Santa Barbara (or come on your own) to the Santa Ynez Valley to spend the late afternoon and evening enjoying the amazing physical beauty of this iconic Reserve. Walking tours, fine Valley wines, and a gourmet dining experience highlighting Valley growers. Tickets: $200 per person and $350 per couple.

Events made possible with the support of