Putah Creek
Riparian Reserve

436 Mrak Hall
One Shields Avenue
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

  • Family planing valley oak seedlings

    A family plants valley oak seedlings as part of Putah Creek Council service day

  • Woodland and native grassland

    Approximately 700 young valley oaks comprise the reserve's woodlands

  • Children planting native grass seeds

    Children seed flats of native grasses for future planting in the reserve

  • Slide of California poppies at Russell Ranch

    California poppies bloom in the reserve's native grassland restoration

  • Training burn at Reserve

    Campus and local fire units conduct training-burn on grasslands at the reserve

  • Surveying research plots

    Research plots are surveyed on a recently-burned grassland area

  • Native grasslands

    Steward J.P. MariƩ walks through native grasses at the reserve's Russell Ranch

  • Putah Creek

    Putah Creek

The UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve

The Reserve is a stream, riparian and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, and wildlife and habitat protection. The Putah Creek Riparian Reserve is approximately 640 acres, along 5.5 miles of Putah Creek, on the UC Davis campus.