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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April 2018

Updates - Celebrate 1 year of NCOS Restoration Progress by participating in UCSB Give Day; Wildflowers are blooming; Bridge construction update; 100,000th plant installed, and more!

Feature Story - Devereux Slough breached the sandbar and connected with the ocean last month! Read on about how the hydrology of the restored wetlands at NCOS followed the prediction models, and for some cool time-lapse footage of the breach.

And - Second Saturday Planting and more great bird photos!

Read the full newsletter here.


North Campus Open Space Restoration Project Restoration Plan

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


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