Southern Sierra Research Station

...conserving biological diversity through research

The Southern Sierra Research Station is a non-profit organization located in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada. Through basic and applied research, we aim to understand the biological processes that control population sizes and species diversity. In collaboration with government, academic, and conservation organizations, we strive to increase our scientific knowledge of the species we research, so that we may better inform environmental policy and encourage public appreciation within the region.

News and Events


The Southern Sierra Research Station is excited to offer Institute for Bird Populations Advanced Bird Banding Course. Classes fill quickly, so be sure to register early! The Advanced Bird Banding Course is limited to 9 participants and will be taught by Danielle Kaschube of IBP (Institute for Bird Populations).

We also offer annual training workshops on the current survey methods and natural history for the federally endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Registration for our 2017 workshops should begin around February or March 2017.

Sign up early, our workshops fill up fast.

Riparian Habitat Restoration

SSRS has begun our new five year riparian restoration project and we could use your help. We have teamed up with the Kern River Audubon Preserve and California department of Fish and Wildlife and are planting 63 acres of field and old forest. During November, we are clearing brush to make way for new trees. In early 2017 we will start to plant new trees and need volunteers from January to March to help out. If you are interested in helping out please check out our volunteer workday schedule and contact Patti Wohner at 760-378-3345.