Cal Poly Pomona


Voorhis reserve

Students and Faculty have opportunities to study a variety of ecosystems right here in Southern California and right on Campus!

Voorhis Ecological Reserve

The Voorhis Ecological Reserve in the northwest region of campus contains 31 ha of coastal sage scrub and oak woodland. Along with the adjacent Buzzard Peak, it is considered an ecologically significant area as a relatively undisturbed area and as wildlife corridorconnecting the San Gabriel and Santa Ana Mountains.

The Wildlands of Cal Poly Pomona: The Reserve contains four amphibian species, 12 reptiles, 100 birds, 38 mammals, 167 vascular plants, and unnumbered insects. The area has been well characterized. A vegetation survey was conducted before the 1989 fire was published in 1990. For more information, see Curtis Clark's tribute to the "Wildlands"
Lyle Center

Other Research Sites used by Cal Poly Pomona students

BioTreK: it's not just for show!



Desert Studies Center, a field station of the California State University is located among a haven of natural ponds, dry lakes, and foothills in the Mojave Desert east of Barstow. The center provides the opportunity to conduct research, receive instruction, and experience the desert environment.

desert studies center


semester of marine biology

marine instituteClasses and research facilities are available through the Southern California Marine Institute.