University of California, Riverside

Center for Conservation Biology

Shipley-Skinner Reserve - Riverside County Endowment


The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) of the University of California at Riverside announce a Call for Proposals for faculty desiring to perform research on the Shipley-Skinner Reserve or relating to Multiple Species Preserve design or management in Riverside County. Situated between the urbanizing areas of Temecula and Murrieta to the southwest, Hemet and San Jacinto to the northeast, and bounded by Lake Skinner on the south and Diamond Valley Lake on the north, the Shipley-Skinner lands comprise an important habitat for a variety of coastal sage shrub, chaparral, oak woodlands, non-native grasslands, riparian, and freshwater lake species. This area provides habitat for many rare, threatened, and endangered species.

In 1991, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California initiated a management plan to recognize and govern habitat values on lands acquired to mitigate the projected impacts of MWD's water development projects in Western Riverside County. Asked to provide research in habitat protection, monitoring, and restoration, CNAS instituted this call to address these issues at the Shipley-Skinner Reserve. In 2001, the area of research expanded to other reserves in the county as the County of Riverside established an endowment to the CCB for the study of conservation issues affecting Riverside County. (Application Details)

Current and Prior Shipley-Skinner Winners

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center for Conservation Biology
1435 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5494