Who Are We?
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and may drag on for a considerable time. Please check with the station (email@example.com | 530-386-1715) before visiting or scheduling a visit to Sagehen in 2021. Contact the Tahoe National Forest for updates on the status of the Sagehen public campground.
There is research and education happening at Sagehen in summer 2020, despite the challenges. To apply for Exceptional Permission to visit or work in the Sagehen basin, use this application. Day users cannot use or visit the station buildings. However, we now also have several groups approved for overnight use of the facilities. You must submit your COVID-19 protocols with the application.
Thanks, and take care of yourselves!
Jeff Brown and Faerthen Felix have now retired from UC. Their last day was June 25, 2020. During the hiring freeze the station will be attended to by Sagehen’s onsite maintenance person, Dan Sayler, and our Faculty Director, Rob Rhew.
It’s been a fun ride–thanks to everyone who made our time here so great!
Excellence in Research, Education and Public Service since 1951
Our vision is to foster and conduct applied and basic research on the function and operation of the natural and managed ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, to apply this learning to resource management, then connect this knowledge to the broader public.
Established in 1951, Sagehen Creek Field Station is a research and teaching facility of the University of California at Berkeley located in the Central Sierra Nevada north of Truckee, California.
The station is embedded within the 9,000-acre Sagehen Experimental Forest, which is cooperatively and collaboratively managed in a partnership between the University of California, the US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station and the Tahoe National Forest.
Sagehen serves as the hub of a broader regional network of research areas known as the Central Sierra Field Research Stations. CSFRS also includes the Central Sierra Snow Lab, Onion Creek Experimental Forest, North Fork Association Lands and the Chickering American River Reserve.
Sagehen Creek Field Station is a member of the University of California Natural Reserve System, the Organization of Biological Field Stations, and a founding member of the Global Network of Mountain Observatories. Sagehen partners with the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment to combine art and science in pursuit of basic discovery, community connection, and social transformation.
How We Make A Difference
We feel that our three-pronged mission works best when science, education, and public service outreach all feed into each other and provide new opportunities and deeper insights to each.