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Project: Upper Devereux Slough Restoration Implementation

Description: The Conservancy provided a grant to U.C. Santa Barbara for restoration of the upper Devereux Slough for the purposes of preserving fish and wildlife habitat and open space. The goal of the project is to restore the tidal connection to the site, increase the amount and complexity of brackish and freshwater wetland features, and restore 52 acres of wetland habitat and 84 acres of upland and transitional habitat. The project improves water quality by removing a golf course, provides increased habitat migration and buffer area for storm surges and predicted sea level rise, and expands the capacity of the Devereux Creek floodplain. Fill material removed from the former golf course portion of the site facilitates restoration of the upland areas through beneficial reuse of the soil.

Reference Number: 37601101903

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

Objective: wetland and upland habitat restoration

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $1,233,026.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 10/31/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Santa Barbara

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Coastal Conservancy Programs2/7/2018$29,900.00
Prop. 40, State Coastal Conservancy: Land and Water Conservation12/11/2017$150,000.00
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration2/6/2017$1,053,126.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat54acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Upland Habitat84acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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