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Capturing California’s Flowers: - a new resource for detecting the link between flowering time and climate.
 
 
In California, thousands of native pollinator, bird, and mammal species depend on native flowering plants for the pollen, nectar, fruits, and seeds they provide. In turn, the flowering time of California native plants determines the abundance and availability of these food sources during our brief seasonal flowering periods.  How will this availability change in response to climate change?  A new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant provided to UC Santa Barbara and collaborators throughout California will help answer this question.

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Becoming Watershed Wise for a Healthy Wetland

The health of a wetland like Devereux Slough is inextricably linked to the health of the watershed that drains into it, and this can be impacted by inputs such as trash, excess nutrients, and sediment that ride into the wetland on stormwater runoff. Read on about how CCBER and others are working to understand and reduce these impacts.


2018 - A Year in Review

We celebrate another great year at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration and it is a time to reflect back on all of the impacts we made at UC Santa Barbara and in the Goleta community. Please enjoy a review of this year. We could not have done it without you!

 


 

NCOS - A Big New Outdoor Classroom

Throughout 2018, CCBER's Kids In Nature (KIN) program has made good use of the hands-on environmental education resources that the NCOS restoration project provides. Read more about the KIN program and how it is utilizing this new outdoor classroom. 


First Year Milestones & What's Next for NCOS

The NCOS restoration project has passed the first year milestone, and the Marsh trail is now open to the community. What's next in the story of NCOS? Here we share with you a brief summary of the project's achievements over the past year, and the goals and opportunities moving forward.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - January 2019

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Updates - Happy New Year! Read about our project goals for 2019 and how you can help.

Feature Story - Becoming Watershed Wise for a Healthy Wetland

Volunteer Opportunities - Saturday planting on January 26, with Your Children's Trees on January 19 and 26, and more!

Photos - Wetland birds aplenty, and some colorful upland songbirds.

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