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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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Coming soon – an interactive map of breeding bird records in Santa Barbara County!

Geography and GIS student Riley Anderson is working on an exciting project with CCBER affiliates and local expert ornithologists Mark Holmgren and Adrian O’Loghlen. Read on about Riley’s project and experience as a Coastal Fund research intern at CCBER.

NCOS Groundbreaking Success!

CCBER staff breaking ground at the NCOS Project, which aims to restore the upper portion of Devereux Slough. 

Katja Seltmann talk on Museum Science Data

On Tuesday April 18th, CCBER director Katja Seltmann gave a talk for the Science Data Club on museum science data.

Santa Clara River System Conservation and Restoration

The Santa Clara River is an example of how conservation and restoration can function in a complex system with many threats. 

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

April 5, 2017

> Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Information Meeting; Sierra Madre Meeting Room

> Fence Installation – April 10 – 14

> Grading start date and potential duration: April 17 – likely through November 2017


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