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.
Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara
wetland and upland habitat restoration
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):