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Botanical Research at the Mc Laughlin Reserve




The Donald and Sylvia McLaughlin Reserve, located in the inner coast ranges of California approximately 90 miles north of San Francisco (as the crow flies), is part of the University of California's Natural Reserve System.  The McLaughlin Reserve provides a research and teaching site which is used heavily by plant evolutionary ecologists and botanists because of its unique botanical attributes.  The Reserve spans a mosaic of soil types which support a mosaic of plant communities, typified by the intermingling of plant communities on serpentine soils with other communities on sandstone, siltstones, and volcanics.  Protection of serpentine flora and the mosaic pattern of the plant communities in this part of the coast ranges has made the McLaughlin Reserve a important destination for botanical field trips, researchers, and classes from across the nation.

For more information on the Reserve, please visit the Reserve's website,

If you would like more information on visiting the Reserve for research, teaching, or a field trip for a botanical group, please contact the resident directors Cathy Koehler and Paul Aigner at (707) 995 9005, or  In driving time, the Reserve is about 2.5 hours from San Francisco, 2 hours from Chico, and 2 hours from Sacramento.


Questions About Botany Meetings should be directed to: BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
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