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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission- to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of the local native habitat and wildlife.
Located on the outskirts of Orange County, California, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the only rural nature centers in the region. Situated on Santiago Creek, this small 12 acre preserve provides a richness of habitat types that supports abundant and diverse wildlife. For many wildlife species, it is a place to raise their young, and for a few, it is a much needed stopover site during their annual migration. Some animals call the Sanctuary home while others only spend a season here.
The Sanctuary is also a place where people can learn about local wildlife and their habitats. Since Benjamin Tucker dedicated this land as a preserve in 1939, visitors have continued to develop their understanding of the natural world.
California State University, Fullerton owns and operates the Sanctuary as a research station, a K-12 environmental education facility, and as a public nature center. Learning, as well as the preservation of our living heritage, in preeminent at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.