Field Safety At A Glance

  • All visitors must adhere to the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserves Code of Conduct.
  • Hazards on the reserve include tickspoison oakground wasps, and uneven ground. Please use caution on and off trail.
  • All groups accessing the beach must go over beach safetysneaker waves, and check the marine forecast and tide chart as a group before heading to the beach.
  • Trespass, theft, and other unauthorized activities are a fact of life on the Coastal Science Campus. Please reach out to us with any concerns right away. Information for getting campus police support if needed is here.
  • Everyone deserves to conduct fieldwork as safely as possible; yet not all fieldworkers face the same risks going into the field. Younger Lagoon Reserve strives to provide a safe and supportive environment for all fieldworkers. We encourage users to reach out to staff members with any questions or requests for accommodation.