Vernal Pool Project

Year: 

1987

Size: 

< 1 acre

Location: 

Western grassland area

Funding: 

The vernal pool was created in 1987 as a mitigation project for the UCSB West Campus Faculty Housing project.  It was the first vernal pool reconstruction project attempted by the UCSB Museum of Systematics and Ecology Currently, the deep areas of the pool function as a vernal marsh that rarely dries up, and the shallower edges as a vernal pool that dries up seasonally.