Contact Information

General Information

Use of the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve (VESR), including the two component sites at Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL), is limited to bona fide research and class use and must be coordinated with the Reserve Director at SNARL. There is an educational coordinator on site to work with K-12 groups and community field trips. All applications to visit the reserve must be approved by the Reserve Director prior to the initial visit. Firearms are prohibited on property of the Regents of UC, pursuant to the California Penal Code, Sections 629.9 (h) and 629.9 (i). For application information go to the SNARL and Valentine Camp sections.

Mailing Address (for all VESR business):

1016 Mt. Morrison Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

SNARL residents may also use this to receive mail. However, no mail forwarding is available on departure.

Valentine Camp residents can receive mail at SNARL or in town at:

General Delivery
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Shipping Address:
(UPS, FedEx, common carrier)

1016 Mt. Morrison Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Reserve Office Phone: (805)-893-5654

University of California Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System Campus Office:

Telephone: 805-893-4127
Deby Puro:
Alexa Johnson:


Please do not use this number to try to reach individual users at the Reserve nor give it out to family and friends. Use the research contact phone numbers and/or emails.