Science Center Objects

The Point Reyes Field Station is about 30 miles north of San Francisco. 

Photograph of bats

Bats are an example of a migratory species for which the social and economic values of bat habitat provision, an ecosystem service, can vary along the migration route.(Public domain.)

The Point Reyes Field Station is located at Point Reyes National Seashore, about 30 miles north of San Francisco. Staff conduct research on the ecology and population status of amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, and carnivores. Current research focuses primarily on declining amphibians throughout most of the non-desert parts of California with most of the field work taking place in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the California Coast range. Additional research projects includes ecological studies of bats and the development of inventory and monitoring techniques. Station staff work closely with the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, California Dept. of Fish and Game, as well as various local agencies.