Vision and Mission

The Point Reyes Field Station serves as a thriving center for environmental research and education, close to University of California, California State University, and California Community College campuses and the San Francisco Bay Area, and a vibrant partnership between UC Berkeley, the Point Reyes National Seashore, and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA).

Aligning with the three-fold mission of the UC Natural Reserve System, Point Reyes Field Station is committed to research, education, and public service. The field station directly supports and facilitates research in nearby open space areas as well as private ranch lands and properties. We also continue to promote classroom and field-based teaching methods in a variety of disciplines, from conservation biology classes learning grassland sampling methods, to anthropology and archeology classes examining the region’s extensive human history, to elementary school students exploring tide pools. By partnering with with National Park Service and working closely with a number of other state and local agencies, Point Reyes Field Station provides a public service by facilitating the science that enhances wise stewardship of natural and cultural resources, hosting educational opportunities through classes and workshops, engaging in community outreach and public education with San Francisco Bay area youth through partnering with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and other entities, and providing neighborhood meeting space for local non-profits and other groups.