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) and 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.
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.
Valentine is geologically interesting areas that are homes to a rich diversity of species that have been extensively studied.
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