Reserve Information

James Reserve
James Reserve

Riverside County, 13 km (9 mi.) north of Idyllwild on State Highway 243. 80 km (50 mi.) east of UC Riverside.

Trailfinders Lodge dormitory for 28 (kitchen, dining/ meeting room, 2 baths); 2 small cabins for 10 each (kitchen, dining room, bath), 1 large cabin for 20 (kitchen, dining room, bath), tent campground for 10; classroom, campfire circle; outdoor BBQs; data center, electronics workshop, library, herbarium, faunal collections; weather station; internet-accessible sensor network arrays for climate, soils, phenology, canopy, and avian observations; trail system.

ArcView and Arc/Info GIS coverages for most of San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Ranges; relational database of species lists, research projects, monitoring records, permanent vegetation plot data; aerial photography and photomonitoring records since the 1940s.
Plant List

On-site reserve director; reserve steward.

12 hectares (30 acres); plus additional 65 hectares (160 acres) at satellite reserve Oasis de Los Osos.

Reserve: 1,623-1,692 m (5,325-5,550 ft.)
Black Mountain: 2,369 m (7,772 ft.)

Average Precipitation
665 mm (26.21 in.); Jan: 11 cm (4.41 in.) / Aug: 2.4 cm (0.96 in.)

Average Temperatures
January: -2ºC (28ºF) to 12.2ºC (54ºF)
August: 10.5ºC (51ºF) to 28.8ºC (84ºF)