inventory the plant species
Sarah Kimball, Assistant Director of the Center for Environmental Biology at UC Irvine, and UCI graduate student Hailey Laskey inventory the plant species at Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center.

Coming soon – Research- highlighted, annotated list of projects with photos

Contact Information

Jim Dice, Reserve Manager
University of California, Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Ctr.
P.O. Box 2098 401 Tilting T. Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004-2098
(760) 767-1010


San Diego County, city of Borrego Springs; two-hour drive from UC San Diego. See Map and Directions


Main hall, 2 classrooms, researcher and student accommodations, laboratory, and kitchen.

Average Precipitation

13 – 18 cm (5 – 7 inches) per year


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


Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center: 182 m (597 feet) Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 18 – 1,888 m (60 – 6,193 feet)

Temperatures Averages

November – March: 24ºC (75ºF)
April and October: 29ºC (85ºF)
May – September: 41ºC (105ºF)
Summer Maximum: 50ºC (121ºF)