A living lab of forested mountain land in the Sierra Nevada, dedicated for research, instruction and community outreach.


The mission of the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area is to maintain a living field laboratory of forested mountain land for research, instruction, and community outreach that contributes to the understanding and protection of natural ecosystem integrity while engaging Nevada citizens in learning and problem-solving activities.

Land use & access

Use of Whittell requires an approved application for research or educational purposes. Applications are submitted through the reservation system.

Apply for access to Whittell