Open Spaces & Preserves


CSUSB Coastal Sage & Chaparral Habitat Preserve

CSUSB has reserved for last development 68 acres of undeveloped land in Chaparral habitat on the perimeter of the campus for instruction and research, including native botanicals.

Our Neighbors

Santa Ana River Trail (SART)

The Santa Ana River Trail spans over 120 miles through Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The trail is one of the largest non-motorized social boulevards in the United States. It is utilized by school kids, workers, walkers, runners, bicyclists, horse riders, bird watchers and its parks and open spaces are social gathering places for kids, families and communities.

Wildlands Conservancy

The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) is California's largest nonprofit landowner, with 12 preserves that encompass approximately 146,000 acres. Since its inception in 1995, TWC has preserved more than 1,250 square miles of land in California with private money, more than any other nonprofit organization. TWC purchases and restores landscapes, builds visitor facilities to welcome the public back to the land, and provides free outdoor education programs, exclusively with private donations.

San Bernardino & Angeles National Forests

The CSU San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses are minutes from the San Bernardino and Angeles National Forests.

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians – Indian Canyons, Palm Springs

As a Sovereign Tribal Government, the Tribe stewards more than 31,500 acres of ancestral land which includes cities, county and protected Bighorn sheep habitat. The Indian Canyon trails are open to the public for a maintenance fee and guided tours are offered.

The Living Desert

A nonprofit organization supporting conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation of desert flora and fauna in their natural ecosystems, with an interactive facility located in Palm Desert, CA, minutes from our Palm Desert campus.