The KCSB News and Public Affairs department presents a radio documentary, Coal Oil Point Reserve: Plovers, Plants, and Preservation at UCSB. KCSB Reporter Jordan Katz produced this in-depth look at restoration efforts on the 170-acre property located within UCSB’s west campus. * Reserve scientists and volunteers have been successful in many restoration projects, but their most notable achievement is rescuing the Western Snowy Plover from near-extinction. * These tiny shorebirds are thriving at Sands Beach through a program of public education, scientific study, and docent surveillance against human and wildlife predators.