Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, which is part of the UC Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) and managed by UC Davis, is recovering less than a year after wildfire swept through the area, thanks to hard-working staff and volunteers. A popular local hiking area and an "outdoor laboratory" for many UC Davis students, the reserve's ongoing recovery is highlighted in a new video from UCNRS, "Springing Back From Wildfire: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve."
If you decide to check on Stebbins' recovery in person this summer, take note of the day's forecast and plan accordingly with hats, water or perhaps a decision to go a different day. There's no on-site shade or water available, and it gets hot up there!
Kat Kerlin is an environmental science writer and media relations specialist at UC Davis. She’s the editor of the “What Can I Do About Climate Change?” blog. firstname.lastname@example.org. @UCDavis_Kerlin