Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of the UCSB Natural Reserve System and work in partnership with funding from the University. This public-private partnership plays a significant role not only in maintaining the Natural Reserve System but also in building the University of California’s reputation. Gifts in any amount are welcome for programs that benefit all of our reserves: in education, in research and in public outreach.
The reserves of the UCSB NRS are consistent standouts within the Natural Reserve System. Scientists from all over the world conduct research at our seven reserves, research that is making a major contribution to the understanding of natural systems and the management of our local resources.
Projects for which we seek funding include graduate student fellowships, facilities enhancements and replacements, technology improvements, environmental monitoring, resource inventories, distinguished lecturer support and staff positions that provide technical support to all of our reserves.