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Coal Oil Point Reserve

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Plover and chicks

You can help protect threatened shorebirds! Western Snowy Plovers are small birds that nest on the sand at Sands Beach in Goleta. We are looking for volunteers to educate beach goers about the threatened status of the birds. Volunteers spend 2 hours a week on Sands Beach in Goleta, teaching the public about the Snowy Plovers, and requesting that people respect the plover habitat. For example, docents may ask people to leash their dogs, or to avoid sensitive habitat areas of the beach.
For more information, please visit our website:
To sign up for the next training, please email copr.conservation@lifesci.ucsb.edu

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About Coal Oil Point Reserve


Coal Oil Point Reserve, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, US

Mission Statement

Coal Oil Point Reserve is part of a larger system of Natural Reserves, operated by the University of California.

The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding
and wise management of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level
teaching, research and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.


One of the major projects at Coal Oil Point Reserve is the conservation of the Threatened shorebird species: The Western Snowy Plover.



We'll work with your schedule.


Coal Oil Point ReserveSanta Barbara, CA 93106


  • General Education
  • Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • One 2 hour shift per week

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