Date & Time
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free to the public
Dr. Lisa Stratton has been the Director of Ecosystem Management for UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) since 2005 (www.ccber.ucsb.edu). As the manager of the campus lagoon and other open space areas on campus, Dr. Stratton has been active in pursuing opportunities to improve water quality and provide habitat through bioswales and treatment wetlands. She has been working to restore the former grandeur and functionality of Devereux Slough since 2010.
UCSB’s 90 acre restoration project includes expansion of a diversity of habitats from sub-tidal to native bunch grass for a wide variety of wildlife, from the endangered Tidewater Goby and the threatened Western Snowy Plover to hawks and herons. This project will include public access trails, interpretation, and wildlife refugia.
Dr. Stratton received her PhD at University of Hawaii-Manoa, her Masters from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her undergraduate degree at Stanford. She has been a change agent on the landscape committee since the inception of UCSB’s sustainability commitment and worked towards promoting sustainable, non-invasive, low water landscapes that celebrate UCSB’s unique location within a matrix of natural habitats and wetlands.
Doors open at 7:00 pm