Team Turtle Beats the Drought

How the UCLA La Kretz Center Rehabbed & Released 28 Genetically Significant Turtles Imperiled by Habitat Loss


La Kretz Center Annual Report

The UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science is pleased to issue its
inaugural Annual Report, presenting highlights of our achievements in 2011 and some of our planned activities for 2012.


2013 UCLA Explore Your Universe

The La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science joins departments across the UCLA campus at the 5th annual Astronomy Live! Explore Your Universe event.


2012 Science Festival

UCLA La Kretz Center participates in the 2012 National Park Service Science Festival.


Natural Resource Report released

Felicia Federico is lead author on a report that identifies priorities for climate change research and monitoring within the Mediterranean Coast Network (Santa Monica Mountains NRA, Channel Islands National Park and Cabrillo National Monument) and serves as an essential reference document to direct and inform climate change research.

Tracking California’s ‘Super Salamanders’

La Kretz Center Director Brad Shaffer was interviewed on NPR about the ecological dangers resulting from the interbreeding of endangered California salamanders and imported Texas salamanders, which has created a new type of hybrid “super-salamander.”


Illuminating conservation efforts

Nularis Energy Solutions donates LED indoor light bulbs to the new UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Field Station.

New UCLA Field Station to Bring More Research to Local Mountains

The Calabasas Patch covered the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Field Station.The field station will serve as a new headquarters for the La Kretz Center in partnership with the NPS, California State Parks and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.