Rancho Marino

Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve

University of California Natural Reserve System


Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve hosts a diversity of habitat types in close proximity: native Monterey pine and coastal live oak forest, coastal prairie, northern coastal sage scrub, freshwater ponds, and marine subtidal and intertidal areas.

Rancho Marino Reserve Shoreline

Get Involved

Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve. We work in partnership with funding from the University.

Rancho Marino Reserve deer


Kennth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve is located in an area where environmental influences from warmer southern and cooler northern California meet. As a result, the reserve harbors an unusually rich blend of native species.

Subscribe to our Mailing List

If you would like to receive news from the Reserve, please subscribe to our mailing list.