Coal Oil Point Reserve

  • Protecting snowy plovers at Coal Oil Point Reserve while they nest is an ever-changing exercise in creative conservation

  • A dead hoodwinker sunfish on the beach at Coal Oil Point Reserve

    Rare hoodwinker sunfish, never before seen in Northern Hemisphere, washes up at Coal Oil Point Reserve

  • Staff and scientists work to protect the western snowy plover, now nesting at Coal Oil Point Reserve, from oil spill impacts

  • a video of CCS instructor Hank Pitcher's cycle of seasons paintings at COPR
    a video of CCS instructor Hank Pitcher's cycle of seasons paintings at COPR

    Hank Pitcher's observations of Coal Oil Point Reserve result in a cycle of massive paintings of the area.

  • a video of the aftermath of the fire at UCSB's Coal Oil Point Reserve
    a video of the aftermath of the fire at UCSB's Coal Oil Point Reserve

    One person's wildfire is another person's research opportunity.

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