Reserve Use Application

Please read the Reserve Use Guidelines that describe the type of use and restrictions when using a UCNRS reserve.
Please read the guidelines for Non-native Genotypes on NRS Reserves
Research that involves the introduction or translocation of a plant, animal, or microorganism on an NRS reserve can endanger both the native populations of the same species and the entire community in which the species lives. Since 2001, a systemwide process has been in place to evaluate proposed introductions and translocations of exotic genotypes and to provide guidance to prevent the problems associated with them.
See Ad Hoc Genotypes Advisory Committee
Please read the NRS Acknowledgement Policy To ensure that the University of California and the Natural Reserve System are properly acknowledged, the following acknowledgments should be included in all publications, theses, reports, etc. that benefit from use of NRS sites or research support. For acknowledgments in Publications, Reports of Work Performed at UC NRS Sites or Using Such Sites as a Base....... "This work was performed (in part) at the University of California Natural Reserve System (name of site) Reserve." For Acknowledgments in Publications or Reports of Work Supported by Systemwide UC Natural Reserve System: "This work was supported by a Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant from the University of California Natural Reserve System." or (as appropriate) "This work was supported by a grant from the University of California Natural Reserve System.
RAMsThis will take you to the Reserve Application Management System.

B) Email, Fax, or Mail
          Download a Use Application and a Waver Form for each reserve.
Go to PDF downloads (Print only)        Go to Word downloads (Edit & Print)
          Email, Fax or Mail both completed forms to the Reserve Manager. (Contact information for each reserve is listed on each application.or can be found under the navigation menu "Reserves", then click "By Name" and the reserve you wish to use)
C) If you do not have access to Microsoft Word and are unable to print out the PDF file, please email the NRS systemwide office at A use application will be sent to you via U.S. Mail.
Please Read our Waiver Guidelines
You can provide: (a) an electronic signature on a waiver by following instructions in the Use Application, or (b) Download Reserve Waivers in English or Spanish and (i) submit a signed waiver via fax or pdf attachment or (ii) deliver the signed waiver in person to the Reserve Staff.

Click here to Download Reserve Waivers in English or Spanish and Download Photo Consent Form: Enlish or Spanish

Please make sure you download the waiver during the application process.
You must bring signed waivers for each person.

Please Submit your Meta Data Entry
If your work involves ongoing, multi-year studies, please submit your metadata database entry at the end of the second year of your investigations and, once again, when you complete the study. Failure to deposit Metadata information as requested may lead to automatic denial of future Use Applications. Whenever you create a dataset from work you do at NRS sites, you must fill out a form that describes your dataset, including:
- title of the dataset
- your name
- your mailing address
- your e-mail address
- an abstract (500 words maximum)
- keywords, and
- the temporal/spatial coverage of your data.
Please Submit your Bibliographic Entry

Whenever you work on an NRS reserve, you must provide the NRS Information Management System with the full bibliographic citation - whether you did a report, thesis, book, research paper, conference proceedings, or other publication. You must do this within six months of publication. Please include the NRS reserve name as one of your "key words" in every manuscript you prepare. You must provide paper copies of all publications or an electronic version (PDF file) to the manager of your reserve. Failure to deposit bibliographic information as requested may lead to automatic denial of future Use Applications.



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