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The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration is a center under the Office of Research.  CCBER fulfills the university's mission of education, research, and outreach through its stewardship and restoration of campus lands and preservation and management of natural history collections.

CCBER film by Chris Jenkins

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Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9615


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Learn about our region's amazing seaweeds at this one-day workshop

You can gain an understanding about diversity, biogeography, evolution, and identification. Click here for more info. 

High quality water for your home, and for bird habitat at NCOS!

Water has been filling the main channels of the NCOS restoration site over the past month. It is a pleasant sight on the newly graded landscape, and birds are already flocking to the water to feed, drink and bathe! So what’s the story behind this water? The story continues here...

New Research Internships at CCBER!

CCBER is excited to announce opportunities for student interns to work on a variety of research projects for the Fall and Winter quarters! More info here.

UCSB Herbarium Curation Internships

The UCSB Herbarium housed at CCBER is looking for undergraduate interns to help with the curation of specimens.

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - October 2017

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Project Updates - 14,250 individuals from 22 species planted to date, and many, many more to go! Grading will finish by mid-October, and the bridge contractor will start soon after.

Feature Story - High quality water for your home, and for birds at NCOS!

Plus - Some fantastic photos of wildlife on NCOS, and lots of opportunities to come visit and help make NCOS grow!

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