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Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
57 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 29, at 11:59 PM PST
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“Be a Gator Donator!”

Thank you!! We made our goal. Additional money will be used for gas and to offset student research visits



Outdoor experiences at Quail Ridge Reserve inspire the next generation of leaders and scientists. Your donation gets them out in the field. Gators are all-terrain vehicles that student researchers need to access the Quail Ridge Reserve. Gators are lightweight with big tires, minimizing their impact on the unpaved roads of these protected wildlands. These adventures have long-lasting impact!

(UC Davis Students in Gator at Quail Ridge)

About the fund

The UC Davis Quail Ridge Reserve Fund helps expand and manage a protected natural area dedicated to research and teaching. The idyllic California landscape of Quail Ridge Reserve is home to innovative research that brings together natural sciences and new technologies. Research experiences in the wildlands of Quail Ridge transform the lives of students who spend time here with their peers and mentors. Your gifts directly support activities including land acquisition, student use, sustainability, and purchase of research equipment.

(Gator Tour of  Quail Ridge)

About your donation

The UC Davis Quail Ridge Reserve depends on donations and community support to fund a variety of essential needs, from helping us buy land for conservation to installing solar panels to providing research support and equipment for students. Your gift will ensure that we are able to help students and scientists access their remote research sites and travel safely across this 2500-acre reserve. Your gift will qualify for a tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations. 

Please give to the Quail Ridge Reserve Fund, which supports land acquisition, sustainability, and research. Our current priority is the purchase of a John Deere Gator to facilitate student research on the reserve.

(Gator on Road at Quail Ridge)


Choose a giving level


One Day of Gator Use

Your gift of $10 can provide one day of gator use by a student researcher. You will get a social media shoutout.


Weekend Lab Retreat Gator

Your gift of $50 can provide gator use for a weekend lab retreat. You will receive a personalized thank you card, plus all benefits above.


Entire project worth of Gator

Your gift of $100 can provide gator use for an entire student research project. We'll add your name on the website, plus all benefits above.


Field Class Gator Access

Your gift of $250 can provide gator access for a field class. You will be invited to a guided group hike, plus all benefits above.


Supports 3 months Gator Use

Your gift of $500 can provide researchers with 3 months of gator use. You will be invited for a private gator tour, plus all benefits above.


Funds 6 months of Gator Use

Your gift of $1000 can provide researchers with 6 months of gator use. Your name will be immortalized on the gator, plus all benefits above.

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