Carole Lester, Education Coordinator

Office Phone: 805-893-5655
Mobile Phone: 760-914-3722

Annie Barrett Cashner, Administrative Coordinator

Office Phone: 805-893-5655
Mobile Phone: 760-937-4155

Laura Wattles, Communication and Outreach Coordinator


Carol Blanchette, Reserve Director

Office Phone: 805-893-5698
Mobile Phone: 805-403-9561
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Ben Peck, Reserve Steward

Mobile Phone: 760-709-6296

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Directions to Valentine Reserve


From SNARL return to US 395 and turn LEFT (north). Proceed 6.0 miles to the Mammoth Lakes turnoff, Highway 203. Turn LEFT on 203 and continue approximately 2 miles to the first traffic signal, Old Mammoth Road. Turn LEFT and stay on Old Mammoth Road for 2.2 miles. Valentine is on the RIGHT marked by a wood sign and a paved driveway leading to a gate. The gate is unlocked. The Caretaker lives in the first set of cabins on the left. The speed limit on the interior Valentine Road is strictly enforced at 5 mph.

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University of California, Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System Campus Office

Marine Science Research
Building 520, Room 4003B
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150

Telephone: 805-893-4127