Ocean Meadows trees
Ocean Meadows water and grass
Ocean Meadows flood
Ocean Meadows grass
Ocean Meadows water

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).

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July 2017 Update

It's the middle of summer already! We'll soon be putting plants in the ground, and other restoration news. Plus - a story that highlights the significance of NCOS as a resource for education and student research projects.   READ MORE