Coal Oil Point Reserve
UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System
Protecting the snowy plovers at Coal Oil Point Reserve while they nest is an ever-changing exercise in creative conservation.
Rare hoodwinker sunfish, never before seen in Northern Hemisphere, washes up at Coal Oil Point Reserve
The new COPR Nature Center is now open to the general public on the first Saturday of every month. It is also open by appointment.
For the full reserve experience, you can book a guided tour that includes a visit to the Nature Center!
Please check the Nature Center page for details.
The Fall 2017-Winter 2018 issue of Montecito Magazine describes what our Reserves and our Reserve Directors do for our local environments.
Coal Oil Point Reserve is a showcase for ecology and biodiversity in UCSB’s backyard.
Cris Sandoval's Journey to Save Snowy Plovers
The UC Santa Barbara NRS is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of California Natural Reserve System. Check out how you can join in the celebration at upcoming events on campus and at our Reserves.