RUSH RANCH POLICIES
• If the research application is approved, the user must comply with all applicable regulations of the Solano Land Trust and the National Estuarine Research Reserve and provide all required state and federal permits. All users must indemnify the Solano Land Trust before they will be allowed on the reserve. It is the responsibility of the group leader to see that notice of indemnification has been provided to Solano Land Trust BEFORE visiting the reserve.
• All publications resulting from the use of Rush Ranch must acknowledge the Solano Land Trust, the National Estuarine Research Reserve and Rush Ranch. Please submit two copies of all publications (only one bound copy of a thesis or dissertation is required).
• All researchers should revise and update Statement of Proposed Research Project after the first season or year of fieldwork, with additional revisions whenever necessary to maintain the accuracy of the project description. Solano Land Trust should be informed of all such revisions.
• All researchers must provide on an annual basis, at a minimum, a text file that describes each data set derived from their work on the reserve, GPS locations of all plots/sampling locations, and a summary of research results. Minimum required metadata includes the title of each data set, the investigator's name, mailing address, e-mail address, and an abstract. All researchers are strongly encouraged to provide copies of mature data sets derived from work on the reserve, which will be archived at the National Estuarine Research Reserve headquarters.
• All researchers must remove any and all plot makers at the end of the approved research term unless otherwise approved by Research Coordinator and Solano Land Trust. If plots are left after the term, Solano Land Trust will attempt to contact the researcher. If we do don’t hear back within 45 days, the plots will be removed and removal costs will be billed to the researcher.
• Domestic animals are not permitted at Rush Ranch, unless they are part of an approved research project or are necessary to help a disabled user. Please notify Solano Land Trust if you have a special need.
• Firearms are forbidden at Rush Ranch unless specially permitted.
• All users are requested to leave the land and any facilities cleaner than you found them.
Please note that you will need to attend a brief orientation lecture at Rush Ranch once your permit has been approved. You will also need to provide information details about your project to NOAA's NERR upon approval. For questions about this permit application or Rush Ranch, please contact Ryan Lewis, Field Steward, Solano Land Trust (727-412-3862) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Ferner, Research Coordinator, National Estuarine Research Reserve of San Francisco Bay (415-338-3724), email: email@example.com)