Research at Sagehen...

Research into all aspects of the natural sciences is welcomed within the Sagehen Experimental Forest & at Sagehen Creek Field Station.

Historically, fisheries, wildlife, range and forestry studies have predominated, however more recent use has expanded to include hydrology-related efforts. Priority for space is given to UC faculty and student researchers, but qualified researchers from other institutions are welcome to apply to the Station Manager for space, regardless of their affiliation.

Researchers at the Field Station or within the Experimental Forest must comply with station use conditions, including the Sagehen Fair Use Data policy. Researchers are also expected to submit metadata describing their data collection in order to communicate the existence of these resources to future scientists.

The Sagehen Creek Field Station Manager is also the point of contact for researchers seeking information regarding these other reserves of the Central Sierra Field Research Stations group: Chickering American River Reserve, North Fork Associated Lands & Onion Creek Experimental Forest.

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 & agree to this information prior to arrival. Questions? Try this page.
  3. Agree to, complete, and sign a waiver form for each visitor (Spanish version available, too).
  4. Deliver signed waivers to Station Manager prior to or upon arrival.

Map and directions (286K). 11-30-02   Information Sheet (323K). 5-20-03

...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.

...current & ongoing projects...

View our calendar to read abstracts of ongoing & upcoming research & education projects at Sagehen.

The following PowerPoint presentations based on Sagehen research are available. Presentations are copyright of the authors. Contact Station Manager for password to access protected files.

Title: Date: Authors:

PPT Translating SPLATs from a theoretical to a real world landscape.


10-30-06 David S. Saah, Ph.D.
John J. Battles , Ph.D.
Scott L. Stephens , Ph.D.
Gary B. Roller, M.S.

...research tools...

Sagehen Data Fair Use Policy: Read this!  
Sagehen Calendar: Read abstracts of ongoing & upcoming research projects at Sagehen.  

Sagehen Data Resources:


Metadata for Sagehen research data sets:


Sagehen Community GIS Center:

  • Data includes air-borne LiDAR, other DEMs, topos, orthophotos, various shapefile layers.
  • Hardware includes 3 PCs with ESRI software, 42" plotter, wide scanner, digitizing table. Bring your own technical support!

Wildfire Toolkit:

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Fire Toolkit

Misc. Research Tools: