Younger Lagoon Reserve Bioblitz

Welcome to the Younger Lagoon and one of the most fun activities of Alumni Weekend 2016! The Younger Lagoon Reserve is one of the few relatively undisturbed wetlands remaining on the California Central Coast and encompasses a remnant Y-shaped lagoon on the open coast just north of Monterey Bay. The lagoon system provides protected habitat for 100 resident and migratory bird species. Reserve habitats include salt and freshwater marsh, coastal strand, backdune pickleweed flat, steep bluffs with dense coastal scrub, pocket beach, grassland, and dense willow thickets.

The Bioblitz is a community-building event that will also help inventory and record some of the biodiversity of Younger Lagoon Reserve. There will be an 9:00 AM training on using the iNaturalist app for data collection, followed by a 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bioblitz, and a 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM debrief.

This event will run simultaneously with the UC Santa Cruz Campus Bioblitz happening on the main campus and is hosted in conjunction with The Ken Norris Center for Natural History, the UC Santa Cruz Campus Natural Reserve, and the California Academy of Sciences.

Join your fellow alumni in this exciting opportunity to build connections and explore everything the Bioblitz has to offer!

For more information on this event, including how to download and get started with iNaturalist, the citizen science website and app that we'll be using to photograph and geographically pinpoint our findings during the Bioblitz, click here:

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Howard at

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Long Marine Laboratory
100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, California 95060


Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity