With a thumbs up from the building inspector, Sedgwick Reserve has gotten the ok to occupy a brand new headquarters building. The 3,600-square-foot Tipton Meeting House will be multifunctional. In addition to acting as headquarters for the UC Santa Barbara-administered reserve, it will house an education center, seed bank and native plant herbarium, and a classroom-cum-conference hall. [Read more…]
Fifteen graduate students from eight different University of California campuses have been awarded Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grants. Each will receive up to $3,000 to support their field studies. The research projects will be conducted at a dozen different NRS reserves across the state.
Mathias grants are awarded to UC graduate students based on the academic merits of their proposals and the need to rely on specific NRS sites to conduct the research. Preference is given to students at an early stage of their careers, as well as underrepresented fields of study. Eight of the 2010 awardees are in the first or second year of their graduate studies, while three have received Mathias grants in the past.