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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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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.

Keeping Tabs on NCOS Birdlife

At NCOS, CCBER has been collaborating with local ornithologists to conduct systematic monthly surveys of birds on the project site. This month marks one year since the NCOS bird surveys began, and we've tallied up the numbers to see what the trends are so far. Read more here.

What are you curious about at NCOS?

California State Parks has recently awarded a grant to CCBER for the construction of a Visitor Plaza at NCOS, along with an interpretive garden, viewpoint overlooks with benches, and a variety of interpretive signs. We would like to invite you to review some of our draft interpretive signs, and more!

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - September 2018

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Updates - United Way Day of Caring, Creek Week Tour, October Trail Opening Events, and more!

Feature Story - Keeping tabs on NCOS Birdlife - read about the results of the first year of bird surveys at NCOS, plus an interactive map and bird list too.

Photos - Egrets galore, and more!

Read the full newsletter here.

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