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Devereux Slough Monitoring Program

Devereux Slough

Devereux Slough with Egrets
Devereux Slough - Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets, August 2008

The Devereux Slough Monitoring Program (DSMP) was created in 2002 by Darcie Goodman, a PhD candidate at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. The original intent of the program was to develop a long-term monitoring program of the Devereux Slough and its ecosystem functions.  Student interns collect field data and assist in creating an ecosystem-wide database of biotic and abiotic conditions of the Slough.

Monitoring Parameters Include:

  • Fish Surveys
  • Physical parameters
  • Vegetation Surveys
  • Invertebrate sampling
  • Sedimentation Rates

The long-term collection of data is intended to track changes in wetland parameters, and determine if these changes are naturally occurring or caused by human disturbance.

The Slough Monitoring Program is a partnership between Coal Oil Point Reserve and Shorelines & Watersheds, a 501c(3) non-profit based in Goleta, and made possible by funding from the Coastal Fund .


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