Due to the current shelter at home orders for COVID-19, only a very minimal crew of CCBER staff are able to be on site, which makes it challenging to keep up with all the weeding. So, next time you're out on the Marsh trail and if you feel inspired to pull a weed or two, here is a short guide to differentiating four key weeds from their similar looking native counterparts.
What a year it has been! Looking back on 2019, the overwhelming support of the community is what we remember most. As we look forward to the construction of several North Campus Open Space public amenities such as the visitors’ plaza, discovery trail and overlooks, we would like to take this opportunity to honor the many donors that have provided foundational support. Read more here about some of the many people who have helped make NCOS possible and are ensuring the project and site will persist long into the future.
American Kestrel - Photo by Mark Bright
Interactions between predators and prey at NCOS are being studied and are in turn informing management decisions. Read on to learn about how you can help keep predator-prey interactions healthy.
CCBER's restoration team recently completed the second year of vegetation monitoring at NCOS. Check out how the coverage and diversity of native species is expanding, as well as updates on the planting numbers and more.
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.
Are you interested in the diversity of manzanitas? Have you been wanting to sharpen your native bee identification skills? Read on to discover the diverse educational opportunities offered through our new workshop series.
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.