Sedgwick Reserve

Sedgwick Reserve

University of California, Natural Reserve System


Sedgwick Reserve is a world-class research, conservation and education facility located in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley.  One of seven reserves managed by the University of California Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System. 

Working in coordination with the La Kretz Research Center based at Sedgwick supports interdisciplinary research and innovation.


Spring Public Hikes

March 9th 9AM

Sedgwick Reserve is excited to offer our next Second Saturday Public Hike! Enjoy spring on our stunning 6,000 acre protected nature reserve by reserving a spot.

These are docent-led, interpretive hikes and while you will get some miles under your feet, they move at a naturalist’s pace. You will learn about flora, fauna, geology, history, and more as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this beautiful landscape. Our experienced docent guides lead multiple levels of hikes to accommodate a diversity of abilities from easy and family friendly to strenuous. In the event of rain, hikes will be cancelled via e-mail the day before.

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Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of Sedgwick Reserve.


Our nearly 6,000 acres of land include several critical habitat types as well as two complete watersheds at the foot of Figueroa Mountain.

Barn Owl

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