Maps, Habitats, and Organisms

The UC Santa Cruz Fort Ord Natural Reserve was established with the goal of protecting a representative sample of the diverse vegetation communities and natural features that exist in the maritime chaparral of the ancient dunes at the former army base. Incorporating this parcel into the University of California Natural Reserve System enables students and faculty to further learn, study, and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of our state. The pages to the left describe the diversity of the organisms in this habitat.