The main purpose of NCC is to coordinate the land management, monitoring and research with our partners across the nearly 38,000 acre Reserve System. Until 2014, the organization was known as Nature Reserve of Orange County. The Reserve System is a permanently protected open space which is managed for the benefit of plants and wildlife that define the character, uniqueness and natural diversity of Orange County. Uses that are consistent with habitat and wildlife conservation are allowed. Compatible public access is welcome on most lands within the Reserve.