White Mountain Peak

White Mountain Research Center

We support research and teaching in the White-Inyo mountains, the Owens Valley, the eastern Sierra Nevada, and surrounding areas. The White Mountain Research Center operates three field stations to support college-level instruction and research throughout the entire region.


UPDATED 09/29/22: UC WMRC COVID-19 Requirements

Beginning Jan 31st, 2022 all users will be required to receive a booster shot if eligible (“up to date’). All staff, and anyone staying at WMRC facilities also need to adhere to masking and testing guidelines.


We have three stations and a summit hut.


We setup live webcams to WMRC stations.

Barcroft webcam

Crooked Creek webcam


Research Logistics at White Mountain Research Center


Announcements, blog post and recent news from the White Mountain Research Center.

Hetch Hetchy gushes over wetlands

Dams are controversial among environmentalists, providing water and clean energy—but destroying and fragmenting habitat.

We have over 60 years of scientific advancement.