santa margarita ecological reserve

About the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, established in 1962, serves as an San Diego State University field station and provides protected sites for research and education of southern California ecosystems. The reserve lies on the Riverside/San Diego county line between Temecula and Fallbrook. The 4344-acre reserve encompasses a 5-mile reach of the Santa Margarita River, the longest protected coastal river in southern California and a variety of agricultural and upland habitats. The reserve maintains classrooms and laboratories, and databases. The Sage Project partnership involves classes in marketing, civil and environmental engineering, and geography to help fully utilize the resources of the reserve and support further conservation activities.

SDSU Field Station Program website


Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Reports


The Press-Enterprise: Temecula-area reserve remains an oasis near the bustling city (4/4/19)
Valley News: Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve is critical corridor for wildlife habitat (3/29/19)


sdsu mission valley

About SDSU Mission Valley

SDSU Mission Valley will serve higher education, the public good, and the community’s goals and aspirations. SDSU envisions a vibrant, mixed-use, medium-density development that is transit-oriented, and expands the university’s educational, research, entrepreneurial, and technology transfer programs. The Sage Project with work with SDSU faculty, staff, and students as well as community members to inform housing development on the site by conducting research and identifying best practices for housing on the new campus.

SDSU Mission Valley website


SDSU Mission Valley Reports