Santa Barbara Restoration Project Database


The Santa Barbara Restoration Project Database (SBRPD) was created to accomplish the following goals: (1) inventory ecological restoration projects in the south coast region of Santa Barbara County, (2) establish a centralized repository for data associated with those projects, and (3) make these data available to a broad public audience of restoration practitioners, regulators, researchers, students, and community members. The SBRPD is intended to serve as an informational resource and research tool that could potentially serve as a basis for planning, decision-making, and developing recommendations for regulators about issues pertaining to the preservation of local biological resources through restoration, conservation, and natural-lands management in the south coast region.

The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) undertook the SBRPD project in 2012. The project stemmed from a series of discussions among local restoration practitioners regarding the use of non-locally sourced plant material in local restoration projects. Specifically, practitioners were concerned that the use of non-locally sourced plant material could potentially threaten the biological integrity of existing local native plant resources and destabilize the market for local native plant growers using locally-sourced plant material. The SBRPD addresses this concern by providing a means to document introductions of non-local plant material into the south coast region. Such documentation could offer insight about the extent to which the use of non-local plant material is a local issue and help practitioners identify potential threats to rare or sensitive local native plant resources.


Use the SBRPD web map application

Read the SBRPD report

View current inventory of projects

Submit restoration project data