The North Campus Open Space (136 ac) includes the former Ocean Meadows and the adjacent UCSB open space. UCSB is currently restoring 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 be adaptive to impacts associated with climate change. Over 2.5 miles of trails will provide scenic views and connectivity to the California Coastal Trail. Construction (3/2017-3/2018) will be followed by restoration led by UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration (CCBER).