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California Flowers Project

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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Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9615

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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.

English in the Field Student Reception

"English in the Field" on Friday Oct. 12 from 2-3pm in UCSB South Hall 2635, which will feature short presentations from undergrad English-Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration joint interns followed by a reception. 

Managing Invasive Plants with Fire

With the help of Santa Barbara County Firefighters, CCBER conducted its sixth prescribed burn on Lagoon Island. Read on to learn about the research behind the burns.

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - December 2018

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Updates - Pond Turtle returns, Keeping waterways trash free, and Keep pets at home or on leash so wildlife can thrive at NCOS.

Feature Story - Read about how NCOS has become a big new outdoor classroom for local schools.

Volunteer Opportunities - Saturday planting on December 8th.

Forum & Photos - We'll soon be asking for your input on the trail, and photos of the Burrowing Owl and Ground Squirrel "housemates" and a sparkling rain soaked NCOS.

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