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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March 2018

Updates - Bridge structures are starting to be put in place (yay!); Keeping NCOS and our creeks and wetlands trash free; Salicornia seed spreading, and more!

Feature Story - Read about the Kids In Nature 2 program and learn how local students experience hands-on, place-based education at NCOS.

And - more great bird photos, PLUS - a new way to contribute to the long-term management of NCOS!

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North Campus Open Space Restoration Project Restoration Plan

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project Detailed Project Program (DPP)


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