April 22, 2021
The following represents current guidance for the UC Merced Natural Reserve System Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve (MVPGR). We reserve the right to cancel any reservation to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff, and to revise policies in the event of specific campus, state, NRS, NPS, or CDC guidance.
Given the "shelter-in-place" order issued by Governor Newsom, the MVPGR is generally closed to all NRS visitors at the moment. Visits that support essential research activities (i.e., place-based scholarly activities and programs that cannot reasonably be conducted elsewhere or rescheduled for a later date) need approval from the Vice Provost of Research to continue, in accordance with the campus research continuity plans.
In case of emergency, call 911 or the campus police at (209) 228-2677
For non-emergencies such as gate lock issues:
Call local contact and Faculty Director, Jessica Blois, at (209) 228-2256
OR Campus Facilities Management at 209-228-2986