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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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Kids in Nature Visit Arroyo Hondo Preserve

KIN2 visited the Arroyo Hondo Preserve this week, where young students learned about water quality and different types of aquatic life. 

Class Engagement on CCBER Restoration Sites

CCBER restoration sites are providing UCSB students with the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to the real world. 

Meet the newest member of CCBER's staff

Botanist Gregory Wahlert, Ph.D., is CCBER’s newest staff addition and has already begun his duties as Research Botanist and Collections Manager. 

Nipomo Lupine Recovery

In collaboration with USFWS, CCBER has been working on the restoration of Lupinus nipomensis, a federally endangered annual species of lupine endemic to California. Read about it here!

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - May 2017

The first major stages of the restoration project are well underway! This month, we have a lot of exciting updates to share, volunteer opportunities on offer, and an interesting story about the past, present and future hydrology of Devereux Slough! Read on!

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