Sagehen Creek Field Station

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Sagehen Creek Field Station
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Location Nevada County, California
Coordinates 39°25′57″N120°14′13″W / 39.43250°N 120.23694°W / 39.43250; -120.23694 Coordinates: 39°25′57″N120°14′13″W / 39.43250°N 120.23694°W / 39.43250; -120.23694
Governing body University of California, Berkeley

Sagehen Creek Field Station is a research and teaching facility of the University of California at Berkeley's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Berkeley Natural History Museums & the University of California Natural Reserve System. Sagehen is also a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.

The 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 28 Nov. 2005.

Sagehen serves as the hub of a much broader network of research areas known as the Central Sierra Field Research Stations. [1] CSFRS consists of:

The Station is not generally open to the public. However, Sagehen hosts periodic public events. [2]

Sagehen also maintains a public news blog [3] and video log. [4]

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  1. "Central Sierra Field Research Stations". The Regents of the University of California. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  2. "Sagehen Events". The Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  3. "Sagehen News". The Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  4. "Sagehen TV". The Regents of the University of California. Retrieved 1 July 2011.