The Heath and Marjorie Angelo Coast Range Reserve protects 7,660 acres of  the upper watershed of South Fork of the Eel River in Mendocino County for university-level teaching and research. The Angelo Coast Range Reserve was the first gift to The Nature Conservancy west of the Mississippi, and for many years, the largest (see site history). Today, it is one of 39 protected natural areas  in the University of California Natural Reserve System, and is managed through the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Since Heath and Margorie Angelo protected their land in the 1930s, the population of California has increased over six-fold.  The Angelo gift, along with the 17 sq. km Elder Creek basin (designated as an area of critical ecological concern by the Bureau of Land Management)  together constitute one of the largest continuous tracts of undeveloped coastal conifer forest remaining in California.  The reserve protects 5 km of the upper South Fork Eel River, four undisturbed tributary watersheds, mixed conifer-broad-leaf forests, meadows on river terraces, and bands of chaparral at higher elevations.

Angelo Reserve is located in the Eel River Watershed which spans 3 counties in coastal northern California.

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  4. Mary Power and Gabe Rossi, and the stalwart student teams doing Eyes on the Eel surveys: The Movie. Comments Off on Mary Power and Gabe Rossi, and the stalwart student teams doing Eyes on the Eel surveys: The Movie.
  5. Listening to the forest breathe: monitoring tree trunk sap flow and size Comments Off on Listening to the forest breathe: monitoring tree trunk sap flow and size
  6. Prof. Mary Power Speaks at USGS Pacific Regional Colloquium Comments Off on Prof. Mary Power Speaks at USGS Pacific Regional Colloquium
  7. Angelo and Eel River CZO on local radio Comments Off on Angelo and Eel River CZO on local radio
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