From the founding of UCI, the naturescape has been essential to our identity. UCI’s open space is home to all that identify with UCI. The landscape is responsive to the UCI Green & Gold Plan, and more information can be found Campus Planning & Sustainability. As the UCI campus continues to grow and we are impacted by a changing climate, the UCI Naturescape offers a vision for managing all of UCI’s living laboratory.
UCI Naturescape encompasses UCI’s footprint in Irvine and across California with open space and built environment managed by the institution. The Naturescape serves campus life and community activities, art and culture, habitat and watershed management, recreation, wellness and interdisciplinary teaching and research. More information about the management of reserve areas can be found at UCI Nature.
UCI is also a recognized Tree Campus USA and a Bee Campus USA.