The San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada Regions of California are legendary for their vast natural resources, physical and biological diversity, and cultural heritage. These regions lead the nation in agricultural production and in several natural resource and recreation industries. However, rapid population growth, competition for natural resources, air, water and soil pollution, climate change and competing land uses pose serious threats to the sustainability of these regions.

Faculty, researchers, and students in the Sierra Nevada Research Institute conduct basic and applied research on these issues, using the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada as their "outdoor laboratory". Our mission is to discover and disseminate new knowledge that contributes to sustaining natural resources and promoting social well being in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada regions of California, and related regions worldwide, through integrated research in the natural, social, and engineering sciences.

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SNRI Facilities:
Yosemite Field Station in Wawona
Environmental Analytical Laboratory
Sequoia Field Station in Wolverton

2010-11 Annual Report

Forests and Water in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project, Nov 2011 || Press Release || Report || Photos

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