Reserve Program Planning Advisory Group is a joint university/agency/community
initiative that brings together individuals from three universities, six agencies
(federal, state, and local), and several nonprofit organizations and community
groups to help guide the Station's future. Contact the Sagehen Creek Field Station
Manager for meeting
schedule & more information about SRPPAG.
Use this page to read working
documents, grant applications and planning information. Comments and suggestions should be raised
at future meetings &/or directed to the Station Director.
Sagehen operations & management:
Additional Sagehen Annual Reports, Progress Reports & other management reports available for download here.
This is a planning document that provides the general layout design for new facilities required to meet current station needs & to fulfill the Sagehen Vision, below. More information here.
Video fly-throughs here.
This vision for
the Sagehen Creek Field Station is intended to guide discussions that will lead
to a long-term management plan. It describes what the field station is like today
and how we will create this management plan. It identifies five long-term goals
and lists ideas about what facilities, staff and programs are needed to achieve
The goals of the plan are:
- To provide
for the day-to-day operation of the facility;
- To outline management
policies for research, education and outreach;
- To acquaint the local
community, the University community, other academic entities, government agencies,
and other potential users with current and future research and education opportunities
at Sagehen, while at the same time encouraging further suggestions for management,
development and operations;
- To anticipate and plan for future use and
- Broad guiding principles:
National Research Council. 2014. Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the TwentyFirst Century. National Academies Press.
Tydecks, et al, 2016. Biological Field Stations: A Global Infrastructure for Research, Education and Public Engagement. BioScience (2016) doi: 10.1093/biosci/biv174
Billick, I., I. Babb, B. Kloeppel, J. C. Leong, J. Hodder, J. Sanders, and H. Swain. 2013. Field Stations and Marine Laboratories of the Future: A Strategic Vision. National Association of Marine Laboratories and Organization of Biological Field Stations. Available at http://www.obfs.org/fsml-future.
Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including Aichi Biodiversity Targets
National Research Council. 2001. Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences. National Academies Press.
Sagehen Creek Field Station Emergency Response Plan - 2016 (215K).
UC Berkeley Training Plan for Hazardous Materials (409K).
Forest Service Agreements and Guiding Documents
This document includes extensive descriptions of Sagehen Creek and nearby watersheds, including Alder Creek and Independence Creek. Included are lists of sensitive plants, and descriptions of designated Special Interest Areas (SIAs), like the Mason Fen and Sagehen Headwaters. There are also discussions of additional recommended SIAs.
Sagehen Experimental Forest:
Sagehen Experimental Forest Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), January 2, 2008: (140K) | (18K).
Sagehen Experimental Forest Research Plan, September
6, 2006: (156K) | (68K).
is a document outlining the purpose & mission of the Sagehen Experimental
Forest & guiding principles for research in the Sagehen basin, including
primary research themes, featured research opportunities & public engagement.
Sagehen Experimental Forest Nomination: July 15, 2005 (424K).
Cover letter: July 15, 2005 (44K)
A proposal to upgrade radio communications linking Sagehen to the other CSFRS research areas in the North Fork of the American River headwaters.
An extensive proposal to enhance data collection & communication capabilities at all the UCNRS field stations & reserves, including Sagehen.
Includes extensive information about Sagehen's Adventure-Risk-Challenge outreach program.
This grant application is a request for funding to purchase a snow cat & build a maintenance structure. The document includes extensive information about Sagehen facility & programs.
NSF FSML Planning Grant proposal. Includes list of current SRPPAG members, facility
description, goals, research target areas & 5-year station use history.
Central Sierra Field Research Stations:
This is the final report on the SPLAT research project in Sagehen Basin. Includes description of methods, maps & summary of findings.
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Sagehen Forest Project...
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Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative...
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Sagehen Fish Barriers...
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Meeting agenda: February 5, 2003 (24K).
Meeting minutes: February 5, 2003 (32K).
Meeting Agenda: August 17, 2003 (89K).
Hydrology Meeting notes: August 18, 2003 (72K).