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UC Davis Natural Reserve System

Give to the NRS

Help preserve California’s natural areas with a gift to the UC Davis Natural Reserve System (NRS). These protected landscapes provide transformational experiences to students, enable innovative research in the environmental sciences, and contribute to wise stewardship of our natural resources.

Private gifts to support the Natural Reserve System strengthen our ability to protect the land, actively restore landscapes, provide outreach programs, and support student research and instruction.

Online Giving:


Alumni, faculty, emeriti and friends of the NRS express their support for ecological research and education in a variety of ways. You may select a resource to direct your gift. A few examples are:  

  • A new endowment for outreach support
  • A new endowment for graduate student support or research fellowships
  • Any number of special projects, e.g. the Stebbins Endowment for Outreach Programming at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

Unrestricted and special-project gifts are also extremely important for retaining the quality of our program over time.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Your gift will make a difference for our students and build a sound future for our program.


Allison Chilcott
Senior Director of Development
Office of Research
(530) 754-8499

Virginia "Shorty" Boucher
Associate Director
Natural Reserve System