Ocean Meadows aerial photo
Solitary Sandpiper & Greater Yellowlegs
Ocean Meadows aerial photo
Black Phoebe
planting volunteers holding up t-shirts

The North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Restoration Project, on the former Ocean Meadows Golf course and adjacent open space, restores the upper arms of Devereux Slough with funding from partner agencies. Restoration of the estuary and natural flood plain will support a diversity of birds, fish, and wildlife; absorb flood waters; and provide critical plant migration and habitat adaptation capacity in the face of future climate change-induced sea level rise. Over 2.5 miles of trails will provide scenic views and connectivity to the California Coastal Trail. The project site will be closed through May 2018 for construction and restoration led by UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration (CCBER).

News & Announcements

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February 2018

Updates - A documentary film on NCOS premiered this week at the SBIFF; plus - updates on hibernacula, plant numbers, and more!

Feature Story - Read about the experiences and reflections of some of our dedicated restoration and collections interns and staff, in their own words!

And - some gorgeous photos of NCOS and a Hooded Merganser

Check it out!