The Sierra Nevada Research Stations (SNRS) consist of two field stations, one in Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Field Station) one in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park (SEKI Field Station). The Yosemite Field Station includes six cabins with accommodations for up to 55, and research and meeting facilities. The SEKI Field Station has one small cabin and one research/meeting facility.


The SNRS mission is to provide access to research and teaching in the National Parks and adjacent National Forests. In addition they provide opportunities for public service, ranging from encouraging citizen science and community leadership to facilitating environmental education.


The Sierra Nevada Research Stations were established in 2006, within a larger research partnership between UC Merced, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2009, the Yosemite Field Station was accepted into the UC Natural Reserve System as its 36th reserve.

A short video on the UC Natural Reserve System