USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Research Natural Areas

Using RNAs

vegetation close upThe USDA Forest Service welcomes research and upper-division college educational use of RNAs from qualified students, researchers and professors within and outside the Forest Service.

Use of an RNA or candidate RNA requires submission of a Research Use Permit application to Dr. Eric Knapp at the Pacific Southwest Research Station, preferably by email ( or by mail to 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710-0011.

Application for Use of Research Natural Areas (.pdf)