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Valentine Camp

University of California, Natural Reserve System


Mrs. Edward R. Valentine donated Valentine Camp to the University in 1972 and provided a generous endowment fund for its support. The 154-acre reserve sits below the Mammoth Lakes Basin at an elevation of approximately 8,000 ft. (2,400 m). The site contains an unusually diverse sample of Eastern Sierran habitats on the climatic ecotone between the sagebrush desert of the Great Basin and the coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada.

Valentine Camp

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Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of the Valentine Camp Reserve and work in partnership with funding from the University.

Natural Resources

Valentine Camp’s geologically interesting areas are home to a rich diversity of species that have been extensively studied.

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