Sage Hill Landscape

Sage Hill - the wildest place on campus

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.


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 butterfly species, 30 resident and migratory bird species, and many more.

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. UCLA faculty use Sage Hill as a site for instruction in American Indian studies, design, ecology, English, environmental science, film, geography, sustainability, zooarcheology, and many other fields. It is a frequent site for continued student- and faculty-driven restoration projects.



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 collaborative 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.

Upcoming Event

Sage Hill Landscape with oak in the background

Fall 2023 Restoration Kickoff at Sage Hill!

Join other UCLA students this Saturday at Sage Hill and help prevent invasive plants from taking over! Meet at Krieger parking lot below Sage Hill (see map) at 10 AM…

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.

Sage Hill Landscape with Oak

Special Event

2023 Sage Hill BioBlitz

Join your fellow naturalists and help document the local plants, birds, insects, fungi and other living things on campus. We’ll be meeting at 9:00 AM Sunday April 30th at the…

Sage Hill on iNaturalist

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