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Hastings Reserve
Monterey County, California
36.3794° -121.5666°


Hastings Reserve includes steep topography at the junction of three seasonal creeks. Creek bottoms are dominated by willow, sycamore, alder, and occasional maples. Steep south-facing hillsides are dominated by chamise (Adenostoma) with scattered live oaks. Steep north-facing slopes are dominated by coast live oak, madrone, California buckeye, manzanita and poison oak. East and west-facing slopes often support open forests of blue oak. Occasional level areas and ridgetops have valley live oaks. Soils are generally derrived from sandy clay marine deposits, with scattered outcrops of granite carried north from the Transverse Ranges of southern California. Entirely in the Carmel River watershed, Hastings creeks flow west to the ocean through Carmel Valley to Carmel Bay. Climate is typical Mediterranean, with dry hot summers and wet, cool winters. Hastings sleeps about 30 people, with modern labs, offices and workspaces.

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  • Dr. Mark Stromberg, Resident Reserve Director, Hastings Reserve -- stromberg@berkeley.edu -- 831-659-2664
  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
Updated: 08 October, 2010
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