The full North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Restoration Project will restore 90 acres of diverse coastal habitat that will provide important ecological and hyrological benefits to Santa Barbara County through excavation of 350,000 cy of fill from the former extend of Devereux Slough on property owned by the University of California, Santa Barbara and restoration of diver habitats and estuarine processes whcih will provide multiple benefits. This agreement will fund 1) removal of approximately 40,000 cy of the 350,000 cy of fill, 2) implementation of fine grading and restoration actions to support the conservation of 18 acres estuarine habitat, and 3) the construction and restoration of habitat features in support of federally endangered tidewater goby, migratory shorebirds and special status birds.
The Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Objectives are to reduce flood risk to habitats and property currently within 100 year flood zone and vulnerable to sea level rise, expand rare estuarine habitats and provide transgression space and long-term protection for at least 18 acres of marsh plain habitat that will be resilient to a minimum of 3 feet of sea level rise, improve the water quality at Project Site and increase water storage capacity, and restore habitat for threatened and endangered species.
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):