Visitor Information,

What's happening at Sagehen?
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.
  3. Agree to, complete, and sign a waiver form and photo release for each visitor (Spanish versions available at same link).
  4. Deliver signed waivers to Station Manager prior to or upon arrival.

Prior to arrival, every visitor to Sagehen Creek Field Station should be familiar with the information available at the following links on this page (unless it is clearly not pertinent to intended station use, i.e. animal use permits, media info).

This & other information is also contained in

pdf How things work at Sagehen (Visitor Information Manual) 397 K; 20 pages. 5-19-05

which can be downloaded & printed.

To find additional information, try our search page, or see our calendar for information about Sagehen research & education projects. Please contact the Station Manager for answers to questions not answered here or elsewhere on this web-site:


Your stay at Sagehen...


PDF Sagehen Use Requirements & Pre-conditions for Researchers. 130 K; 3 pages). 5-19-05

PDF UC Berkeley Minors Policy

PDF How things work at Sagehen (Visitor Information Manual 397 K; 20 pages). 5-19-05: This is the content of the orientation talk visitors receive when they arrive at Sagehen. There are hard-copies in all bed spaces. You are expected to abide by these guidelines during your stay. Any conflicts or misunderstandings will be resolved according to this information.

How do I get there? What sort of transit options & accomodations are available?

What kitchen or catering facilities are available?

What should I pack?

Can I visit Sagehen in the winter?

Can I bring my dog?

Can I fish in Sagehen Creek?

Where can I find a map of the Sagehen Basin?

Hiking guide to Lower Sagehen Creek.

Where can I get more information about Sagehen? | brochure | videos | news | wildlife | fens


Sagehen Social Media...

Social Media

Sagehen News
Sagehen TV
Sagehen Forest Project
Sagehen Art Program
Sagehen Podcast
#ArtSciConverge at Field Stations and Marine Labs

Sagehen Photos
Sagehen Projects
Sagehen Collections
More photos



Giving to Sagehen...

Sagehen's staff works productively with very tight resources, our discretionary operating funds & outreach program funds coming solely from user fees, grants & community donations. Donate

Those who would like to support Sagehen's mission of promoting research, education & community outreach can donate securely online.

You can donate to Sagehen generally, or specifically to our Graduate Student Research Fund or to the Adventure - Risk - Challenge Program Fund.

Your donation to Berkeley, including Sagehen, is tax-exempt.

Sagehen also offers various volunteer opportunities.


Sagehen Outreach...


Adventure - Risk - Challenge program

  California Naturalist at Sagehen
  Geomorphic & Ecological Fundamentals for River & Stream Restoration

Sagehen Outreach PowerPoint (36M). 11-11-04


Animal Research Permits...


UCB Animal Care & Use

Note: Protocol approvals are to be submitted both to the Station Manager and the UC Berkeley Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) and approval must be in hand prior to any work beginning!

Other agencies, i.e. US Fish & Wildlife Service, CA Dept. of Fish & Game, etc., may have additional permitting requirements. Researchers are responsible for seeking out & fulfilling these additional requirements. Copies of any additional permits must also be submitted to Sagehen prior to work beginning.


Media info...





Photo release

Recent press



Research PPTs

Sagehen Podcast

Sagehen TV


Sagehen Souvenirs...


Sagehen logo t -shirts, mugs, hats, etc. from Cafepress.

Sagehen t-shirts are also available on-site from the Station Manager. View.




Sagehen's administrators

Manager's info

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Weather & Road Conditions...


Current weather

Road conditions:

  • Caltrans: or call 1-800-427-ROAD (highway conditions)
  • Sagehen (the 1.8-mile access road from the highway)

Web-Cams [to get an idea about road & mountain conditions near Sagehen]:

Report unusual weather or flooding to the NWS: (800) 446-1428


Emergency & Medical Information...


pdf Safety Guidelines for Field Research (1.02M).
pdf Sagehen Creek Field Station Emergency Medical Plan (56K).
pdf Sagehen Creek Field Station Emergency Response Plan - 2016 (215K).
pdf UC Berkeley Training Plan for Hazardous Materials (409K).

UCB EH&S Publications & Information

UCB EH&S Fact & Help Sheets


Fire Safety...


Fire Toolkit

PDF Fire Safety for Field Research (72K).
PDF Fire Safety for Animal Behavior Stations (194K).


Living with wild animals...


Cute, yet pesty, menaces!

pdf Living with Black Bears (202K).
pdf Living with California Mountain Lions (172K).
pdf Living with California Coyotes (87K).
pdf Living with other Wildlife (86K).


Vector-borne disease that may be present in the Sagehen area..


PDF Hantavirus (227K).
PDF Lyme Disease (186K).
PDF Plague (247K).
PDF Tick-borne Relapse Fever (34K).
PDF West Nile virus (936K).

Additional related information