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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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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

California seaweeds: New approaches, perspectives, and surprises

This Friday, November 17, Dr. Kathy Ann Miller from UC Berkeley will present a talk covering, in a general way, the diversity of marine algae in California. Check out the flyer for more details. 

NCOS was all aflutter with bats this Halloween!

There's an unexpected variety of furry flyers visiting NCOS! Read more about the results of bat surveys conducted this year at the restoration project site.

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

UPDATE: Due to the conditions related to the Thomas fire, the Saturday Volunteer Planting event on December 9 is Canceled

NCOS News - December 2017

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Project Updates - It's a most wonderful time of year at NCOS, with loads of fun educational and planting activities, and bridge building as well.

Feature Story - Read about rare and unique vernal pools, one of the important endangered habitats in California that we're helping to restore at NCOS.

Plus - This is our last newsletter for 2017! The NCOS restoration project has been an incredible journey so far, and we have enjoyed sharing the exciting progress with you. We look forward to sharing more photos and stories with you in 2018. Best wishes for the holiday season and beyond!

Read the full newsletter here.

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