Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
The Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, a unit of the University of California Natural Reserve System, is a nature reserve and biological field station in Santa Clara County, California. It is located on 3,260 acres (13.2 km2) in the Diablo Range, northwest of Mount Hamilton, at 1,500 ft (460 m) elevation. Its coordinates are .
The Director of the Reserve is Dr. Michael Hamilton, who was previously the director of the James Reserve for 26 years.
Overnight camping accommodations for researchers and instructional groups may be made by permission only.
- Quercus douglasii — Blue oak
- California oak woodlands — a plant community within the ranch.
- California interior chaparral and woodlands — the plant community that the ranch is within.
- California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion — ecoregion of the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub Biome, that the ranch is within.
- List of California native plants
- Restoration ecology