UC Berkeley researcher Wendy Baxter studies the effects of drought on giant sequoia, featured recently in The Atlantic.
Wendy Baxter in a giant sequoia

Partnerships with NPS

Biological science technician Thomas Reyes and Park hydrologist Jim Roche mentored REU students in 2015.
Join our Trans Sierra California Naturalist training course for 2019! Learn about California's natural history through the lens of Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes. Two weekends in summer, 2019.
CalNat 2017

Research at the Yosemite Field Station

UCSD's Celia Symons used cattle tanks with and without fish to study how temperature mediates the effect of predators on aquatic food webs.

Youth Programs

Using Yosemite as a classroom, the station works with several exciting youth programs to get students involved with science and the natural world.


UC Merced operates two field stations in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks in partnership with Yosemite National Park and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. The stations offer unparalleled access and support for research and teaching in the parks and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to facilitating collaboration between sciences, arts and the humanities, education, and natural resource management. The Yosemite Field Station and UC Merced's Vernal Pool Grassland Reserve are two of the 41 reserves in the UC Natural Reserve System.

COVID-19 and the Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations

Updated 6/18/2020

The Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations have begun to ramp up activities in compliance with UC Merced and National Park Service guidance and polcies. Please see our COVID-19 Information page for more information.

Any queries about Yosemite and Sequoia Field Station reservations can be directed to Breezy Jackson, bjackson10@ucmerced.edu, (209) 628-5758.