Sea Level Rise in your Backyard: Tour of the North Campus Open Space Restoration project

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Other, on-campus
In conjunction with the UCSB Reads 2020 book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush, UCSB Library is pleased to sponsor a tour of the North Campus Open Space Restoration Project. Join Lisa Stratton, Director of Ecosystem Management for UCSB's Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) for a tour highlighting how restoration of the estuary will support a diversity of birds, fish, and wildlife, absorb flood waters, and be adaptive to sea level rise. This 100 acre restoration project restores the historic upper arms of Devereux Slough to tidal flow by excavating 350,000 cubic yards of fill from a golf course created in the wetland in the 1960s.  Come learn how this project models sustainable development concepts and restores diverse native habitats and public trails to the larger Ellwood-Devereux open space.
Meet at the North Campus Open Space parking lot at 6969 Whittier Drive, Goleta (see map below).  Wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk 2 to 2.5 miles.
Lisa Stratton, Director of Ecosystem management for CCBER has been spearheading the project with the CCBER team of staff and students. Lisa received her Ph.D. in 1998 and has been working at CCBER since 2005. Her work involves restoring native flora and fauna across our campus which is situated at the interface between the urban environment and valuable wetlands and ocean environments. 
Questions: Contact Alex Regan, Events & Exhibitions Librarian at 805-893-3605 or aregan [at] ucsb [dot] edu.