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.

New CCBER film by Chris Jenkins


Find Us

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9615

Contact Us

For general inquires or to schedule a visit, please contact Jennifer Thorsch.

Phone: (805) 893-2401
Email: thorsch@ccber.ucsb.edu


Spotted at Campus Lagoon

The long-tailed weasel is found from Canada to South America and is an adept predator, sometimes taking on prey much larger than itself.  While quite elusive, they are common in our region.  Forty-two subspecies are recognized.  Our local California weasel is named Mustela f. xanthogenys and is found on both sides of the Sierra Nevada.

Support CCBER

Looking for Volunteer or Internship Opportunities?

CCBER has many volunteer and internship programs in restoration ecology and collections management.

Vernon I. Cheadle Award

Congratulations to Cameron Gardner Hannah-Bick, who received the 2015 Vernon I. Cheadle Alumni Award. 

Students!  Submit an application for the:

Vernon I Cheadle Award





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