Agricultural Fields and Facilities
The LRDP Draft Planning Scenario retains most of the agricultural fields and environmental lands in west and south campus. Notable agricultural components within the Plan include a new dairy facility and associated fields in west campus, a new site for additional greenhouse facilities in the core campus, and two development sites near the Old Davis Road entrance from Interstate 80. The Plan also retains 20 acres of agricultural fields, previously included in the plans for West Village and designated for development in the 2003 LRDP.
The west and south portions of campus are and will remain primarily as agricultural fields and environmental lands for teaching and research. The Putah Creek Riparian Reserve serves as natural laboratory for environmental research and habitat stewardship, encompassing more than 600 acres of riparian habitat. The Reserve and the designated trails that run through it and other campus lands also provide informal open space for the greater community. Other notable features within west and south campus include the UC Davis Airport, the Primate Center, and a new solar array.