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Extreme Botany with Saul Hoyos-Gomez. Wednesday January 15 from 5-6pm at the Cheadle Center. Join us for this action packed seminar about doing field work in Colombia.


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Introduction to the Identification of California Bees

Learn how to identify our diverse native bees in this three day workshop.

January 18-20th with instructor Jaime Pawelek, CA Native Bees, Consultant specializing in the taxonomic identification of native bees 



Upcoming Events

Restoration Progress on the EEM Zone of NCOS

As the NCOS project got underway, we were concerned about the 25 acres of invasive weeds between NCOS and South Parcel that could easily colonize the newly restored site. Fortunately, with a grant funded by the Ecological Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEM), our efforts to control the inhospitable weeds in what we call the EEM zone of NCOS have created openings for natural and planted restoration. Read more in this report by Beau Tindall, CCBER’s project leader at EEM and South Parcel.

NCOS Town Hall on Public Access & Use

Amenities that support public access and engagement at NCOS are a vital component of the project. We want to hear from you about your thoughts and ideas on these features and the long term management priorities for NCOS. Read more and learn how to register for an upcoming NCOS Town Hall webinar.

Grassland Diversification Strategies on the NCOS Mesa

Perennial bunch grasslands are becoming increasingly rare in California, and diverse grasslands with wildflowers are even more rare. Restoration projects like UCSB's North Campus Open Space are working to curb that trend. Learn more about a project funded by the Garden Club of Santa Barbara to test different strategies for diversifying the restored grassland on the NCOS Mesa.

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - July 2020

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Updates - Join an NCOS Town Hall webinar on August 13th, new NCOS IMPACT video, Public Comment Period open for Ocean Meadows Residential Project, and more!

Feature Story - NCOS Town Hall on Public Access & Use

Community Forum and Photos - Great bird photos from several community members.

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