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The new La Kretz field station at Rocky Oaks Park in Malibu offers wildlife researchers a space for animal dissections and more. Brad Shaffer/UCLA
Zev Yaroslavsky (third from left), a former Los Angeles County supervisor, cuts the ribbon Sept. 30 as National Park Service and UCLA officials observe. Photos by Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media
National Park Service biologist Seth Riley, sitting on the bank of freezers in the new wet lab on Sept. 30, speaks about how the new field lab in Malibu will aid his research into the local mountain lion population.
Brad Shaffer, the director of the UCLA La Kretz Center, talks about the future of the field station.
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
7:16 am PDT October 9, 2018
Scientists and researchers studying the Santa Monica Mountains have a new resource. Working together, UCLA’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and the National Park Service have opened a new field lab at the La Kretz field station at Rocky Oaks Park in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.