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Sagehen Creek Field Station & the Sagehen Experimental Forest are research and teaching facilities of the University of California at Berkeley's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Berkeley Natural History Museums & the U.C. Natural Reserve System. We are also a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations. Learn more about Sagehen here.

The Field Station was established in 1951 with the signing of a long-term special use permit with the USDA Forest Service; today, this relationship includes the Tahoe National Forest which manages the land, & the Pacific Southwest Research Station, which created the Sagehen Experimental Forest on Nov. 28, 2005.

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Sagehen serves as the hub of a much broader network of regional research areas known as the Central Sierra Field Research Stations (see map). CSFRS is comprised of:
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Day and overnight use of the resource and facilities are permitted. To visit Sagehen, each group, project, or use must:
  1. Complete an on-line use-application; once application is approved by Station Manager...
  2. Read this information prior to arrival. Questions? Try this page.
  3. Agree to, complete, and sign a waiver form for each visitor (Spanish version available, too).
  4. Deliver signed waivers to Station Manager prior to or upon arrival.

Map and directions (286K). 11-30-02   Information Sheet (323K). 5-20-03

The Field Station is not generally open to the public. However, Sagehen hosts periodic public events, & arrangements for tours can be made with the Station Manager.

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