Resources for researchers

Resources for researchers

(more to come!)

Conducting research in National Parks

Find Your Science: A research prosepctus for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Yosemite Research Priorities - Yosemite National Park's priorities for collaborative research

IRMA - National Park Service Permit Request System

General data

DataStore - Data from research projects within National Parks, including reports, GIS data, and data tables

Weather and Environmental

Dendra - UC NRS and CZO real-time environmental data (automated download query how-to)

UC Natural Reserve System Sensor Database (Login: guest, password: guest)

UC Natural Reserve System Weather Station Database

COVID-19 and the SNRS

Updated 4/20/2020

The following represents current guidance for the UC Merced Natural Reserve System. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, and to revise policies in the event of specific campus, state, NRS, NPS, or CDC guidance.

Yosemite Field Station: 

  • All visits are cancelled through the end of April, 2020.
  • In April, and pending resolution of the statewide "shelter-in-place" order issued by Governor Newsom, we anticipate allowing only visits that support essential research (i.e., place-based scholarly activities and programs that cannot reasonably be conducted elsewhere or rescheduled for a later date). Any essential research visitor groups must be 10 or fewer people. Approval is subject to the availability of housing that can allow for appropriate social distancing while staying at the field station.
  • Processing of all *new* reservations for May through August 2020 is on hold, as we develop our plans for allowing future use of the field station. We will issue updated guidance for May and beyond as the situation evolves.

Sequoia Field Station:  The field station remains closed for the winter, but re-opening may be impacted by COVID-19.

Any queries about SNRS reservations can be directed to Breezy Jackson,, (209) 628-5758.