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Project: North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Restoration Project

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3600BP1696006

Implemented By: The Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara

Objective: 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.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $997,085.73

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2019    Actual Completion: 5/5/2020

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration5/5/2020$997,085.73

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Coastal Habitat90acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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