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Please help us continue our great work by donating to the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration this year. You can make a difference in the education of our next generation and in the preservation of our natural world.



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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Carbon Sequestration : An Ecosystem Service Provided by NCOS

NCOS is reducing the local carbon footprint. Read more about how the project sequesters carbon.

A Year in Review

It has been an exciting year at CCBER and we thank you for your support, community, and continued involvement. With your help we will keep growing in 2018! Read more about our fabulous 2017 in the Year in Review.

Vernal Pools: Restoring a Rare California Habitat at NCOS

Nine new vernal pools are being created at NCOS. Read more about this ecologically important wetland type!

Collecting and Modeling the Distribution of Santa Barbara Coastal Lichens

UCSB undergraduate student John Parsons recently completed a two quarter research internship project called the "Species Distribution of Coastal Santa Barbara Lichens". Learn more about local lichens here

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - January 2018

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Project Updates - We have water! The first major rainfall of the season raised the water level at NCOS by 2 feet, partially filled all nine of the vernal pools, and drainage systems performed well. Native grasses have begun sprouting, and bridge construction continues to progress.

Feature Story - Read about how NCOS is sequestering carbon, helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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