Winter Break Storms at NCOS
Recent storms over the Winter break have once again illustrated how the increased wetland capacity of the restored system at NCOS provides flood protection and increases the tidal prism which expands and diversifies the wetland. Click here for more on the storms!
Visual Listening - The Identification and Monitoring of Bats at NCOS
Last winter, CCBER began conducting quarterly acoustic surveys for bats at NCOS. In this story, we describe how we are recording bat calls, how we identify the potential species present at NCOS, and what the data collected during 2020 tells us.
Busy Bees and Bee-searchers at NCOS and Beyond
Blooms are abuzz with bees and bee-searchers at NCOS and elsewhere at UCSB and beyond. Read on to learn how to recognize some of the native bees in our region (including a recent sighting of an endangered bumblebee species!) and what CCBER's student researchers are doing to improve our knowledge and ability to help support them.
What are you curious about at NCOS?
California State Parks has recently awarded a grant to CCBER for the construction of a Visitor Plaza at NCOS, along with an interpretive garden, viewpoint overlooks with benches, and a variety of interpretive signs. We would like to invite you to review some of our draft interpretive signs, and more!
Wild Encounters in Our Own Backyard: NCOS and Beyond
As the North Campus Open Space project progresses into its second year of restoration work, more and more wildlife is making use of the evolving habitat. For many restoration staff, students and volunteers who spend hours planting and weeding, seeing the wildlife use the habitat is a rewarding and inspiring experience. Read on about interesting wildlife encounters in and around NCOS!
Carbon Sequestration : An Ecosystem Service Provided by NCOS
Student Research on NCOS - An Essential Component of the Restoration Project
This Feature Story highlights student research on NCOS - a key component of the restoration project.
Supporting Wildlife at NCOS - Birds, Bees, Fish and Reptiles, Oh My!
One of the main goals of the NCOS restoration project is to enhance habitats that support a broad range and diversity of wildlife. READ MORE.