Sagehen Creek Field Station Reserve Information


Contact - Waivers - Rules - Rates - Directions


Contact Information


Sagehen Creek Field Station
University of California, Berkeley

11616 Sagehen Road/ P.O. Box 939
Truckee 96160
USA

Sagehen@berkeley.edu
530-587-4830
FAX: we do not have one.


E-mail is the best way to contact us: sagehen@berkeley.edu


Waivers

ALL visitors must sign and return a waiver agreement prior to visiting a reserve.
If your application is approved, the group leader (person who is listed as contact for the requested activity) will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary waivers are submitted to reserve staff prior to the proposed visit. Waiver agreements for minors must be signed by the parent or legal gardian.

Main Waiver
Waiver of liability for individual visitors.
PDF link
Spanish Language Waiver
Renuncia de responsabilidad, asunción de riesgo y acuerdo de indemnización.
PDF link
Group Signature Form
- If you have a group of adults, you may attach this Group Signature Form to the Reserve Waiver.
PDF link
Multi-Reserve Waiver
- If you plan to visit more than one reserve, you may use this Multi-Reserve waiver form.
PDF link
Photo Consent Form
- Consent for the University to use all and any images or sounds of you appearing in photographs, videos, or audio tape recordings taken on the reserve
PDF link
Photo Consent Form - Spanish Language
FORMULARIO DE CONSENTIMIENTO PARA SER FOTOGRAFIADO
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Reserve Rules and Regulations

YOU AS THE APPLICANT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN YOUR PROJECT STOPPING COLD! YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THE BELOW AND EXCEPTIONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

1) No Campfires!
2) No tobacco products and no smoking. Tobacco products of any type are no longer permitted on UC property or properties managed by UC, like Sagehen.
3) No pets, no exceptions, don't ask!
4) No guns or firearms.
5) Full compliance with all UC Berkeley, Federal and State regulations re: the care, use, collection and handling of animals is required. Permits must be in place and copies of valid permits provided to the Station Manager prior to any trapping or handling of permitted or protected species.
6) All use and visits must be approved prior to arrival; each separate visit requires its own online reserve use activity to be submitted and approved.
7) Visitor/Group coordinator is responsible for compliance with Sagehen policies and procedures for their, and their group's station use.
8) All visitors are responsible for ensuring that their personal guests comply with all station policies and procedures.
9) Sagehen is committed to reducing its dependence on fossil fuels. Your cooperation and active participation will help us work toward reducing CO2 emissions and our impact on the planet.
10) Projects involving soil disturbance need plenty of lead-time as NEPA and CEQA compliance is required.
11) Once a reservation has been approved fees will be charged for THE ENTIRE GROUP for no shows. FINAL INVOICE NUMBERS ARE TO BE PROVIDED TO STATION MANAGER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Groups canceling less than 2 weeks out will be assessed the full amount. It is up to the group coordinator to provide updated group numbers to the station manager 2 weeks prior to arrival for space allocation. The station manager will assign space as available.
12) Flagging/monumenting scheme must be submitted and map showing locations, monumenting/flagging colors and lat/long locations for each location are required once flagging/monumenting occurs.
13) FULLY COMPLETED WAIVERS FOR NON-UC VISITORS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ANYTHING BEGINNING, AS WELL AS COPIES OF ALL PERMITS AND APPROVED ACUC PROTOCOLS.
14) Prior to departure, contact with the station manager is required to ensure that proper cleaning, removal of equipment, food, personal belongings, etc. has occurred. Departing without this contact and sign-off will invoke a $300 cleaning fee per space used.
15) Quiet hours run from 10pm to 7 am. YOU are responsible for ensuring that your group complies.




Rates

1) Fees are per person per night.

2) The Managers Residence and Johnson Cabin are not available for visitor use.

3) Day Use, only: $200 per day for groups (Day Use fees are determined on a case by case basis for groups using
any of the station facilities--contact the Station Manager to discuss).

4) Local phone calls are covered with the night use fee. In order to make long distance phone calls, users will need
to charge the calls to a credit card or phone card.
Cell phones do not work around the station proper (they will work at the front gate). Please put phones in airplane
mode when not in use to reduce stress on station wifi.

5) Use of the Station wifi internet service is available to visitors as part of the nightly use fee.

6) Photo copies and use of station printers are charged at $.10 per page for black/white and $.25 for color.
Limited office space is available.

7) Facility assignments are determined by station manager at time of arrival. Preferences can be indicated on
reservation form. The station manager will take these into account; however, no guarantees!

8) Group size reductions must be sent via email to the station manager no later that 2 weeks prior to arrival. Smaller
groups that arrive without this notice will be assessed original application group size for billing purposes.

RATES CHARGES FOR RESERVE ASSETS:
UC Students UC Faculty / Students from other CA schools Non-UC Faculty / Research Assistants Others International
Day Use (per day) $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 200.00 $ 0.00
cabin (per person) $ 20.00 $ 22.50 $ 25.00 $ 29.00 $ 50.00
Camping (per person) $ 20.00 $ 22.50 $ 25.00 $ 29.00 $ 0.00
Apartment (per person) $ 29.00 $ 29.00 $ 34.00 $ 39.00 $ 100.00
Cal Naturalist 1 week program (per unit) $ 1200.00 $ 1200.00 $ 1200.00 $ 1200.00 $ 0.00



Directions

Getting to the Station:

The Field Station is located 8 miles due North of Truckee, California at 6,400'.

* From I-80 take the Hwy #89 North exit towards Sierraville. (East of Truckee)
* Travel about 8.4 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Dirt Road (marked, there is a brown, two-car garage on the
West side of 89 just North of the dirt road and a green CA Trans sign on the right side of the road: "Sagehen
Creek Field Station Experimental Forest")
* The dirt road splits after about 150 yards. Go straight ahead. You will see a yellow sign that says "Road Closed
500 feet" (this is the correct road!), and a small "Field Station" sign with a straight ahead arrow on it
* Travel approximately 500' to locked access gate. Contact Station Manager for current combination prior to arrival
(the last place your cell phone will work is at the gate!).
* Open and travel through the gate. Close and lock after passing through each and every time. Do not leave the
gate unlocked once you pass through. Make sure you replace the lock exactly the way you found it, not bypassing
other locks!
* Travel about 1.8 miles down the road to the Station, proper, and park in the lot on the left. DIRECTIONS WEB PAGE