Ecological Restoration Field Skills (ENV S 95)
Join us in restoring UCSB campus natural areas for local plants and wildlife through an internship with CCBER. Classes are currently offered during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Students will gain valuable hands-on field experience restoring native wetland, coastal sage scrub, grassland, and oak woodland habitats. Learn about local plants and animals, earn course credit, meet environmental professionals in your community, and enjoy a beautiful outdoor working environment!
Each week throughout the quarter will focus on a specific restoration theme. Students will have the opportunity to visit multiple restoration sites, gain hands-on experience and learn from all the CCBER staff throughout the quarter. Below are the topics, schedule, and meeting locations.
The Ecological Restoration Field Skills Course is open to all academic levels and majors. Add codes from the instructor are required.
All interns must complete the following for 1 unit of credit:
3 hours of field work/week
Compile a plant collection notebook and a restoration journal throughout the quarter
For those who are enrolled in the class, please visit GauchoSpace for the course syllabus and updates: https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/
Spring 2013 Schedule
Date Topic Instructor Contact Location April 1-5 Informational Meeting Bryan Apple email@example.com 1013 Harder South/CCBER Classroom April 8-12 Field Work Day Darwin Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org West Depressions April 15-19 Research/Project Design Lisa Stratton email@example.com Parking Lot 5 April 22-26 Plant Propagation Ryan Lippitt firstname.lastname@example.org Greenhouse April 29-May 3 Plant Id/Sourcing Rachel Davis email@example.com Harder South/CCBER Library May 6-10 Site Management/Monitoring Andy Lanes firstname.lastname@example.org Manzanita Village May 13-17 Ethnobotany Wayne Chapman email@example.com Greenhouse May 20-24 Local Birds/Animals Dave Harris firstname.lastname@example.org South Parcel May 27-31 Site Preparation/Planning Darwin Richardson email@example.com Parking Lot 12 near Mosher June 3-7 Water Quality Bryan Apple firstname.lastname@example.org South Parcel
Registering for Internships
Sign up through your appropriate departmental contact in order to receive course credit for your internship.
References and Resources
• An introduction to using native plants in restoration projects
• Society for Ecological Restoration
• The Jepson Manual of Higher California Plants (Hickman)- Key to all plants of California
• A Flora of the Santa Barbara Region (Clif Smith) - Guide to the plants of Santa Barbara
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