The mission of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) at UC Merced is to discover and disseminate new knowledge that contributes to sustaining natural resources and promoting social well-being in the Sierra Nevada-Central Valley region, and related regions worldwide. SNRI accomplishes its mission by:

  • Fostering interdisciplinary research that focuses on the Sierra Nevada eco-region, including the Central Valley and other adjacent areas.
  • Facilitating synergistic links between science, the arts, education and natural resource management.