Reserve Facts

Location: San Diego County, city of Borrego Springs; two-hour drive from UC San Diego.

Facilities: Researcher and student accommodations, laboratory, kitchen

Reserve bibliography
The reserve bibliography includes citations of journal articles, books, theses, art, and other works published about or based on activities conducted at the reserve.

Database: Plant List

Personnel: Staff reserve manager; no on-site personnel.

Size
31.5 hectares (78 acres), in addition to the 2,477 hectares (615,000 acres) of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Elevation
Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center: 182 m (597 ft.)
Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 18 to 1,888 m (60 to 6,193 ft.)

Average precipitation
13–18 cm (5–7 inches) per year

Average temperatures
November – March: 24 ºC (75 ºF)
April and October: 29 ºC (85 ºF)
May – September: 41 ºC (105 ºF)
Summer maximum: 50 ºC (121 ºF)
Dendra Weather Data