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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.

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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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Controlling Invasives to Support Natives at NCOS

One of CCBER’s goals is to restore diverse native habitats and plant communities with locally sourced seeds, and give them a weed-free window to get established on the landscape. Read on about how invasive weeds are being managed at NCOS to give the native seedlings a hand at establishing.

Ecology and Diversity of the Manzanitas

Earlier this month, CCBER Collections Manager Greg Wahlert presented to the California Native Plant Society about one of the chaparral's most iconic trees, the manzanita (genus Arctostaphylos). Read more about his research on their phylogeny and learn about identification!

Give Day 2018: CCBER and NCOS

Today, April 12, is UCSB Give Day! Show your support by donating to CCBER and NCOS. Gifts today have the chance of doubling your impact through matching challenges and more!

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - May 2018

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Updates - Western Snowy Plovers are hanging out and mating on NCOS! Plus - more wildlife news, the bridges are in and trails are in progress.

Feature Story - Controlling Invasives to Support Natives at NCOS.

And - Upcoming presentation, volunteer and tour opportunities, and more great photos.

Read the full newsletter here.

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