Coal Oil Point Reserve Coastal Access and Habitat Restoration: Phase 1 and 2

Location: Santa Barbara County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Freshwater Wetland, Tidal Wetland

Cost: $347,621

Area Affected: 50 acres

Assembly District: 37

Senate District: 19

Congressional District: 24

Project Lead/Grantee:
University of California, Coal Oil Point Reserve (Cristina Sandoval, 805-893-5092)

This project will implement the restoration plan included in the Coal Oil Point Reserve Management Plan. The project will remove exotic plant species, revegetate habitat areas and develop a monitoring protocol for seasonally tidal wetlands. The project includes restoration of uplands adjacent to the Devereux Slough.

The Coal Oil Point Reserve is a University-owned coastal preserve dedicated to preservation, research and education. The Reserve is located 1.5 miles from the University of California-Santa Barbara and is an important outdoor laboratory for students and researchers. Its 170 acres are a variety of linked coastal habitats including salt-marsh, vernal pool, fresh-water pond, dune swales, estuary, dunes, and coastal scrub. Coal Oil Point is the southern gateway to the undeveloped Gaviota Coast and is adjacent to the Ellwood Mesa.