Gardens & Preserves

SSU Botanical and Kenneth M. Stocking Native Plant Garden:  A showcase of diverse California plant communities and a quiet place for education and relaxation. Located near the campus lakes, the garden includes a guided trail through woodland, marsh, and riparian ecosystems.

The Fairfield Osborn Preserve and Galbreath Wildlands Preserve:  Managed by the Center for Environmental Inquiry (CEI), SSU features two valuable off-campus learning environments. The Fairfield Osborn Preserve is a 411-acre field station atop Sonoma Mountain that provides environmental education programs and opportunities for scientific research. The Preserve is a fifteen-minute drive from campus. Galbreath Wildlands Preserve is a 3,670 acre preserve nestled in the Coast Range of northern California. The msion of the preserves is to promote environmental education and research, as well as the effective stewardship of this diverse landscape.