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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Angelo Reserve Participates in Berkeley’s Big Give

Berkeley Donations 2016As part of the University of California, Berkeley, Angelo Reserve is participating in the Big Give.  We are encouraging you to make a donate (tiny, small, medium, yuge) – of any size to help contribute to continuing world class research in our natural areas.  

What is it?
Big Give is an online fundraising event taking place during Big Game week, giving you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the chance to come together to support your favorite schools and programs, and help those schools and programs win prize money. This is our third annual Big Give event.

When is it?
9 p.m. PST on Wednesday, November 16 to 9 p.m. PST on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

  1. Partnership of ERRP and Angelo ERCZO in monitoring cyanobacteria blooms Comments Off on Partnership of ERRP and Angelo ERCZO in monitoring cyanobacteria blooms
  2. 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
  3. Prof. Mary Power Speaks at USGS Pacific Regional Colloquium Comments Off on Prof. Mary Power Speaks at USGS Pacific Regional Colloquium
  4. Angelo and Eel River CZO on local radio Comments Off on Angelo and Eel River CZO on local radio
  5. Climate extremes and the Critical Zone Comments Off on Climate extremes and the Critical Zone
  6. Turbidites and rip-up clasts in Elder Creek Comments Off on Turbidites and rip-up clasts in Elder Creek
  7. Measuring stream discharge with the salt dilution technique Comments Off on Measuring stream discharge with the salt dilution technique
  8. Phil G encounters invaders in Hunter’s Pool, just downstream from Angelo Comments Off on Phil G encounters invaders in Hunter’s Pool, just downstream from Angelo
  9. Eel River Algal Foray 2015 Comments Off on Eel River Algal Foray 2015