Selected Research Projects

Fire ecology

A fire management plan will be developed using studies of past fires at Valentine Camp, analysis of the age of stands of trees, and maps of fuel loads.

Wetland mapping project

 Identification and delineation of wetlands in Long Valley.

Plant ecology

The reserve is home to research on plant population ecology, ecophysiology, and the genetics of mountain brome grass.

Avian ecology

Artificial nest boxes are used to attract house wrens for studies of breeding behavior and endocrinology.