Land Acknowledgement

Sage Hill at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

About

Flora and fauna

Flora and fauna

Sage Hill, located in the northwest corner of campus, is 3.5 acres of native California habitat that is home to a high diversity of flora and fauna species — including 50 native higher plant species, 7 native mammal species, 17 butterflies species, and almost 30 resident and migratory bird species. 

Outdoor learning space

Outdoor learning space

Sage Hill serves as an outdoor learning space, providing hands-on, meaningful teaching and undergraduate research opportunities for students in all fields. In the past, UCLA faculty have used Sage Hill as a site for instruction for courses in geography, sustainability, ornithology, zooarcheology, and other topics. The landscape provides a backdrop for student film projects. It is a frequent site for continued student- and faculty-driven restoration projects.

Connections

Connections

We connect students and faculty to nature as a rare expanse of green space in the highly urbanized environment of UCLA. Sage Hill is also open to indigenous groups for use and resources. It is a place to learn about native flora and fauna, soils, ecosystems, and the role humans play in sustaining the space.

Get Involved

Visit Sage Hill

Visit Sage Hill

If you are a UCLA student, student group, researcher, or faculty member interested in visiting Sage Hill or utilizing the space in your coursework, please get involved.

Blog posts

Student Blog

Sage Hill Spotlight: Ryan Harrigan

Professor Ryan Harrigan is an assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA Institue of the Environment and Sustainability and an Assistant Researcher for the Center for Tropical Research. In 2015, he…

sage hill spotlight: thomas wake

Student Blog

Sage Hill Spotlight: Thomas Wake

Professor Thomas Wake is in the Department of Anthropology and is significantly involved with Sage Hill. He sounded the alarm to protect Sage Hill nearly 15 years ago and promotes…

Student Blog

Sage Hill Spotlight: Tom Gillespie

Professor Gillespie is a part of the UCLA Department of Geography, is the advisor for the Environmental Student Network, and was the stakeholder for the SAR 2017 Biodiversity Restoration: Giving…

Sage Hill on iNaturalist

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