Hastings is a Biological Field Station of the University of California, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Natural Reserve System. We provide the wildlands and facilities to conduct university and graduate level studies of natural systems in the Santa Lucia mountain range in Monterey County, California. A representative ecosystem of about 2,500 acres, Hastings was established in 1937 to be managed with minimal disturbance for research and education. Hastings encourages a community of researchers to live lightly in the ecosystem they study. Over 500 research projects have been conducted since 1937 at Hastings. These studies reveal that every species has a fascinating story. These stories put our lives into perspective. We hope that understanding the natural world around us will inspire people to protect and appreciate whatever is still wild and under their care. (Click here for brochure)
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Natural History
  Amphibians - Reptiles
  Invertebrates - Insects, Spiders
  Native Grasslands
  Oak Woodlands
  Plants of Hastings
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Affiliated Institutions
  Museum Vertebrate Zoology
  UC Natural Reserve System
  Berkeley Natural History Museums
  Org. of Biological Field Stations

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Organization of Biological Field Stations

oakOak woodland supports over 1500 species.