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Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab

The Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve (VESR) is a field research station of the University of California, a unit in the University's Natural Reserve System (NRS). The Reserve consists of two sites, Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL), located 15 miles apart near Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Administered by UC Santa Barbara, the Reserve 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. Consistent with the mission of the University of California, the Reserve also supports college-level instruction and public outreach. The Reserve is open, by application, to any bona fide researcher or instructor and we welcome your inquires.
Phone: 760-935-4334