Brush landscape at Sedgwick

Welcome to Sedgwick Reserve.

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, Sedgwick is among the largest and most diverse reserves of its kind in the country. 

The Reserve encompasses nine square miles and two complete watersheds, and is rich in natural resources. It is also the only Reserve in University of California Natural System (41 reserves) with a telescope. In keeping with the mission of the UC Natural Reserve System, Sedgwick is well suited for scientific investigation and for students of all ages to learn about the outdoor world.

The Reserve is generally closed except for use by researchers, university level classes, administrators, and stewards.  It is open to the public when offering docent-led hikes, lectures and special events. Please, no drop in visitors.


Special Announcement: Docent Training

Sedgwick Reserve is recruiting new volunteers to take part in our 2023 docent training! 

For more information please go to this page: Sedgwick Reserve's 2023 Docent Training Program | Sedgwick Reserve (ucsb.edu)

We hope you will join us in 2023!