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UCSB Natural History Collection News
The UCSB Natural History Collections will be having weekly informal research seminars, with several guest speakers planned. If you are interested in natural history or collections research, come join every Wednesday from 5-6pm in CCBER's classroom! This will also be the meeting time for the Natural History Collections Club. Read more to find out the schedule of presenters.
This past weekend, CCBER invertebrate zoology staff went on a surprise field trip to the UC Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Read on about our experiences collecting with researchers from the California Academy of Sciences!
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 - May 2023
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Updates - Bringing Back Our Wetland Screening, NCOS Water Level, Darcy Aston Memorial Lecture
Feature Story - Controlled Burns on Lagoon Island
Community Forum and Photos - Cattle Egret, Reddish Egret, Great-horned Owlets, Gopher Snake, and more!
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
CCBER has many volunteer and internship opportunities in restoration ecology, natural history collections management and biological research.