White Mountain Peak

White Mountain Research Center

The White Mountain Research Center strives to support, and contribute to, research and education in the White Mountains, the Owens Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and a wide range of other environments in California and the Great Basin. We seek to build upon our long legacy of enhancing understanding of the natural world, across a broad array of disciplines, in ways that are immediately useful to local communities, regionally, and globally.


UPDATED 03/09/23: UC WMRC COVID-19 Requirements

WMRC Guests will no longer be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or official exemptions. Please refer to the Visitor Requirement Checklist above for more information.

Public Events


We have three stations and a summit hut.

Research Logistics at White Mountain Research Center


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

UC WMRC Land Acknowledgement

In part of celebrating California Native American Day, UC WMRC has recently developed and implemented a land acknowledgment statement.

We have over 70 years of scientific advancement.