Agency, Conservation Groups and Others

Public Use:

  • For all applications not involving research or class use. Contact the Reserve Director to discuss the project requirements and suitability.
  • Logon to and follow the instructions to complete an application.
  • A new application must be submitted each fiscal year, however multiple visits ("activities") may be appended to a single application.
  • The Reserve Director will be notified automatically and will review the application.
  • The application is not approved until the applicant is notified by the Reserve Director.
  • Download and submit Waivers of Liability as required.
  • The group leader is responsible for making sure each participant is aware of reserve policies and guidelines listed on the application and in the information packet on the application website.

Waiver of Liability:

Every non-exempt visitor to the Reserve must download, sign, and submit a signed Waiver of Liability to the Reserve Director prior to arrival at the Reserve.

Waivers are available for download. For SNARL see For Valentine Camp see

Or you may download them from this site in PDF Format VESR waiver in English, VESR waiver en Espanol.


Exempt visitors are:

  • UC employees acting within the course and scope of their employment.
  • UC students who are supervised by the faculty/instructor on a field trip to a reserve.
  • Members of the public who visit reserves for a public event advertised to the general public.
  • Persons with a legal right to enter a reserve under a contract or other legal document (e.g., conractors).
  • Non-UC employees who enter a reserve within the course and scope of their employment (e.g. utility workers).
  • Family members or personal guests of resident reserve staff, and past/potential donors, provided they are under close supervision of reserve staff.
  • Waivers conform to legal standards and cannot be altered in any way.
  • We cannot accept electronic signatures.
  • Waivers for minors must be signed by the parent or legal guardian.
  • The group leader is responsible to find out who in their group must sign a Waiver and to insure they are on file.