Welcome to Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves

COVID-19 Information for Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves

At the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves we are committed to protecting the health and well-being of our researchers, students, staff and local community. We are following the guidance provided by the University of California, the Centers for Disease Control, and the state to limit the spread of this virus.  We have resumed research, class and limited public use of the reserves following the UCSB COVID regulations and local regulations from the Mono County Department of Public Health including wearing masks indoors.

About the Reserves

Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves (VESR) consist of two separate reserves, Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL), located approximately eight miles apart. They are situated in Mono County on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, near the Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. VESR became part of the University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) in 1973 and is administered through the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). VESR provides protected wildlands, on-site experimental facilities, as well as the support facilities for conducting studies of natural systems over a large part of central, eastern California and western Nevada. The Reserve is open, by application, to any bona fide researcher or instructor. We welcome your interest and your inquiries.

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