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UCSB Natural History Collection News

The UCSB Algae Herbarium is awarded a new Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America grant!


Blooms are abuzz with bees and bee-searchers at NCOS and elsewhere at UCSB and beyond. Read on to learn how to recognize some of the native bees in our region (including a recent sighting of an endangered bumblebee species!) and what CCBER's student researchers are doing to improve our knowledge and ability to help support them.


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Student Perspectives on NCOS

Student workers are an essential component of the NCOS restoration process and have been the bedrock of planting and weeding efforts since the beginning of the project. Through these intensive efforts they have gained great understanding of the ecological restoration in an impressively short time span. We’ve interviewed four student workers to see how their work at NCOS has increased their awareness of the key successes of NCOS and the remaining challenges. Read more here! 


Your Local Wetland At Work

North Campus Open Space not only provides a safe space to walk, bike, run, and enjoy nature, the wetland is also working to improve water quality. In the realm of biogeochemistry, wetlands are considered a “sink,” or a location in which these nutrients are removed from the water by natural processes. Click here to learn more


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - May 2022

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Updates - Mesa Trail Opening, Rare Plants on Mesa, Grand Opening Ceremony 

Feature Story - Student Perspectives on NCOS

Community Forum and Photos - Owlets, Goslings, Green Heron, and more! 

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