The McLaughlin Reserve is open to use by application for qualified research and educational purposes. All use must be approved by and coordinated with the Resident Directors. The Reserve is not open to general public use, but public programs are offered and public groups or individuals with nature-based interests or projects (e.g. Audubon, an environmental art group, an amateur botanist) may apply for access.
It is imperative that all reserve users adhere to all the procedures and rules found in the below sections and their respective links. These rules have been developed by the University in partnership with the primary landowner, Homestake Mining Company of California (owned by Barrick Gold Corporation). Please click on the below links for more information.
- Exploring possible use of the Reserve and arranging an introductory visit
- Completing liability waivers before your first visit to the Reserve
- Submitting an application for research, class, or other uses
- Using the Field Station and other available resources
- General Reserve rules
- Site safety and safety contact numbers
- Potential hazards