UC Merced Natural Reserve System staff (Office of Research and Economic Development) and UC Merced Physical and Environmental Planning Department staff (Physical Operations, Planning, and Development), work together in collaboration to facilitate research, education, and public service (the NRS Mission), and to practice wise stewardship, management, and monitoring on Reserve conservation easements.
The UC Merced MVPGR Advisory Committee is composed of faculty who are typically involved in research and education on the Reserve, and who advise the Reserve Director on management, research and education programs related to the Reserve. For more information, see the advisory committee page.
Fagundes, Fagundes, Fagundes is the current grazing licensee, and grazes primarily dairy cattle, as well as some beef cattle. Cattle graze the Reserve 6-8 months a year, in an effort to control non-native invasive European annual grasses, in order to help maintain the native plant biodiversity and environmental integrity of the vernal pools.