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UCSB Natural History Collection News
"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.
For three quarters, the Lady Beetle Project has been documenting the effect of restoration work on the distribution, abundance, and diversity of ladybugs in select habitats around UCSB and Goleta. Read on about the work of the interns involved!
Weed Warriors at the North Campus Open Space
Our NCOS weed warriors have been working hard! These community volunteers have been spending their time weeding and planting at the NCOS Visitor Plaza and North Parcel restoration site. Read on to meet some of our enthusiastic volunteers.
Ringing in the New Year with NCOS Rainstorms
The storm complex that started on December 31 deposited 1.74 inches of rainfall on the Devereux Slough watershed which led to a breach of the sand bar at 11:30 pm on new year's eve: out with the old and in with the new. Click here to read more about the storms at NCOS and resulting hydrological fluctuations.
NCOS - A Birder's Perspective
I recall the area of what is now the North Campus Open Space (NCOS) when it was a golf course. I would bird around the edges—at Devereaux, or Coal Oil Point, or remnant wetlands. What a difference vision, commitment, and a half dozen years of restoration make. This golf course conversion is pioneering what other golf courses in over a dozen states are trying—restoring lands and waters so that nature and its creatures may thrive. Read more here!
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
UCSB Restoration Register - March 2023
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Updates - Vernal Pools, Wildflowers, Human Use Survey
Feature Story - Weed Warriors at the North Campus Open Space
Community Forum and Photos - Pied-billed Grebe, American Bittern, Osprey, and more!
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
CCBER has many volunteer and internship opportunities in restoration ecology, natural history collections management and biological research.