Natural Reserve System records, 1948-1999 (RSS 1409)

Extent: 3.2 Linear feet (8 archives boxes)

Records of the UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System (NLWRS), later designated as the Natural Reserve System, established in 1965 as part of the University of California Natural Reserves System represents materials from both the UC Natural Reserves System and the UCSD Natural Reserve System, including the Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve, the Elliott Chaparral Reserve, the Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll, and the Ryan Oak Glen Reserve (1973-1987). The files associated with the individual reserves contain species lists, correspondence, maps, administrative and maintenance files, newspaper clippings, and photographic materials. The inclusive dates of the collection are 1948-1999; however, the bulk of the material dates from 1962-1994. The administrative files are arranged in two series: 1) UC Natural Reserves System and 2) UCSD Natural Reserve System.

The UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System (NLWRS), redesignated in 1983 as the Natural Reserve System (NRS), was formally established in 1965 as part of the systemwide University of California Natural Land and Water Reserves System created to preserve, protect, and study the native terrestrial, riparian, and marine habitats of California. The founder and first chairperson of the UC Natural Land and Water Reserves System was Kenneth Norris, professor of zoology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In 1965, the UCSD Natural Land and Water Reserves System consisted of four reserves: the Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll, the Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve, and the Elliott Chaparral Reserve. The Ryan Oak Glen Reserve was acquired in 1973 and subsequently sold in 1987. The four original reserves have been continuously maintained and managed by the UCSD Natural Reserve System in an effort to support the research of qualified scientists, faculty, and students interested in California's endemic ecosystems.

The first chairperson of the UCSD Natural Reserve System was Carl Hubbs (1965-1971), followed by Michael Soule (1971-1973), Paul Dayton (1973-1994), Ted Case (1994-1997), and Joshua Kohn (1997-present). Ted Case acted as co-chair with Paul Dayton from 1980-1986.

For further information regarding the UCSD Natural Reserve System, visit: http://nrs.ucsd.edu/

The administrative records generated by the University of California, San Diego Natural Reserve System, document its development and history. The records contain academic plans, annual reports, budgets, correspondence, maps, meeting minutes, photographs and slides, public relations material, and species lists. The files are arranged in two series: 1) UC NATURAL RESERVES SYSTEM and 2) UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM. The inclusive dates of the files are 1948-1999; however, the bulk of the material dates from 1962-1994.

Container List

UC NATURAL RESERVES SYSTEM

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) UC NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM: This series is arranged in two subseries: A) Advisory Committee Files and B) Subject Files.

A) The Advisory Committee Files subseries is arranged chronologically and contains correspondence and meeting minutes. The meeting minutes include reports related to academic planning (1976-1982), budgets (1967-1970), correspondence (1962-1971), pending acquisitions, progress, and re-evaluations.

B) The Subject Files subseries is arranged alphabetically and contains a charter, habitat types, general publications, general reports, and statewide sites.

Advisory Committee Files

Box 1 Folder 1
Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1962 - 1971

Advisory Committee Meetings

Box 1 Folder 2-10
1963 - 1980
Box 2 Folder 1-7
1981-1987

Subject Files

Box 2 Folder 8
Brochure, 1968
Box 2 Folder 9
Charter, 1967
Box 2 Folder 10
General habitat type, 1963 - 1968
Box 3 Folder 1
General publications, 1965 - 1987
Box 3 Folder 2
General reports, 1964
Box 3 Folder 3
Mobile laboratory, 1968
Box 3 Folder 4
Plans for completion, administration and operation of, 1982
Box 3 Folder 5
Re-evaluation, 1978 - 1980
Box 3 Folder 6
Reserve Manager's Notes, 1984
Box 3 Folder 7
Statewide sites, 1964 - 1968

UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) UCSD NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM: This series is arranged in four subseries: A) Administrative Files, B) Reserves Files, C) Subject Files, and D) Slides.

A) The Administrative Files subseries is arranged chronologically and contains academic plans (1977-1982), annual reports (1970-1994), budgets (1983-1985), correspondence (1964-1986), and meeting minutes.

B) The Reserves Files subseries is arranged alphabetically by reserve and thereunder chronologically. The Reserves Files contains species lists for each reserve; reserve maps, both geographic and topographic; management and maintenance records; aerial photographs and slides of several reserves, as well as dedication ceremonies; historical notes; correspondence; newspaper clippings; sign-in sheets; and user permits.

C) The Subject Files subseries, arranged alphabetically, includes writings of regional ecological observations.

D) The Slides subseries contains photographic slides from 1966-1984, representing native flora studies in the various reserve areas.

Administrative Files

Box 3 Folder 8
Academic Plan, 1977 - 1982

Annual Reports

Box 3 Folder 9-23
1970 - 1985
Box 4 Folder 1-9
1986 - 1994
Box 4 Folder 10-11
Budget, 1983 - 1985
Box 4 Folder 12
Correspondence, 1964 - 1986
Box 4 Folder 13
Faculty Advisory Committee, 1987
Box 4 Folder 14
Maintenance allocations, 1976 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 15
Management Committee - Correspondence, 1973 - 1984

Reserves Files

Dawson/Los Monos Canyon Reserve

Box 5 Folder 1
Caretaker trailer , 1988 - 1991
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence, 1962 - 1990
Box 5 Folder 3
Dayon Corporation sewer line, 1965 - 1986
Box 5 Folder 4
Easements, 1985 - 1993
Box 5 Folder 5
Historical notes, 1968 - 1978
Box 5 Folder 6
Photographs and slides, 1968
Box 5 Folder 7-8
Species and vegetation lists, 1968 - 1999

Elliott Chaparral Reserve

Box 5 Folder 9
Species and vegetation lists, 1970 - 1990

Kendall Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve

Box 5 Folder 10
Brochure, 1965 - 1968
Box 5 Folder 11-12
Correspondence, 1957 - 1985
Box 6 Folder 1
Development, 1965 - 1968
Box 6 Folder 2
Management and maintenance of, 1966 - 1983
Box 6 Folder 3
Maps, 1948 - 1966
Box 6 Folder 4
Memorandums and meeting minutes, 1965 - 1972
Box 6 Folder 5
Newspaper clippings, 1966 - 1971
Box 6 Folder 6
Reports, 1968
Box 6 Folder 7
Species and vegetation lists, 1976 - 1993

Ryan Oak Glen Reserve

Box 6 Folder 8-9
Correspondence, 1972 - 1983
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence - Francis Ryan, 1973 - 1989
Box 6 Folder 11
Dedication ceremony - Slides, 1975
Box 6 Folder 12
Management and maintenance of, 1983 - 1987
Box 6 Folder 13
Maps, 1971
Box 7 Folder 1
Newspaper clippings, 1974 - 1989
Box 7 Folder 2
Re-evaluations, 1986 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 3
Species and vegetation lists

Scripps Coastal Reserve/Knoll

Box 7 Folder 4
Encinitas Coastal Dispatch, 1967
Box 7 Folder 5
Sign-in sheets, 1990 - 1996
Box 7 Folder 6
Species and vegetation lists, 1979 - 1999
Box 7 Folder 7
Use permits, 1984 - 1987

Subject Files

Box 8 Folder 1
California Native Plant Society - Selected bibliography and vascular plants of the Montane areas of San Diego, 1986
Box 8 Folder 2
Mielcarek, Eugene. Observations on the Ecology of the Roaring Fork: Introduction, Respective Ecosystems Comparisons of Ecosystems - Summary and typescript, 1963
Box 8 Folder 3
San Diego County ecology and flora - Bibliography, lists, and notes and maps, 1977-1992

Slides

Box 8 Folder 4
Slide carousel description list
Box 8 Folder 5
Chapparral, grasslands, canyons, Carousel 1, 1983-1984
Box 8 Folder 6
Post-fire and initial recovery - Fire sucession, Carousel 2, 1982-1983
Box 8 Folder 7
Herbaceous - Pre-climax, Carousel 3, 1983
Box 8 Folder 8
Woody - Climax bloom, Carousel 4, 1966-1983
Box 8 Folder 9
Predation - "Pre-daon" and extra chapparal slides, Part 1, Carousel 5, 1973-1984
Box 8 Folder 10
Predation - "Pre-daon", Part 2, Carousel 6, 1984
Box 8 Folder 11
Ecological relationships - Parasitism, commensalism, succession, niches, and mutualism, Carousel 7, 1973-1976