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. Reserve users may encounter encampments, discarded needles, human waste, spent fuel containers, and other hazards. Please wear and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, trash pickers, buckets, and sharps containers if participating in clean-up efforts. 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.