Ranch Marino Reserve


From the ocean to the forests and everything in-between

From the Pacific to the pines, UCSB’s Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve in Cambria offers an astounding display of ecological diversity and abundance. Read more in the UC Santa Barbara Current >>

Rancho Marino Reserve

Santa Barbara Independent

Located just above California’s bight, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve sits on North America’s western hinge. With Point Conception just about 90 miles south as the crow flies, this stunningly beautiful reserve is a largely untouched seaside paradise in the woods west and south of Cambria. Totaling some 500 acres, it is home to two miles of rocky shoreline, tidal pools, ocean mesa prairie, coastal live oak groves, and one of California’s last remaining natural Monterey pine forests. Read more>>