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Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve

University of California Natural Reserve System


The Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve contains a critically important Southern California estuary which supports many sensitive plant and animal species.


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Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve. We work in partnership with funding from the University.



Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve is located in an area where environmental influences from warmer southern and cooler northern California meet.