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Tim Hauf

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May 11, 2015
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day at Channel Islands National Park
This Saturday, May 16, 2015, Channel Islands National Park will celebrate Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play created by the National Park Trust, with a series of special programs.

May 05, 2015
Seal and Sea Lion Population Trends at the Channel Islands
Population changes of seal and sea lion species at the Channel Islands, including the recent high abandonment rate of California sea lion pups, will be discussed by marine biologist Dr. Brent Stewart during the May From Shore to Sea lecture.

April 24, 2015
Channel Islands National Park Completes General Management Plan
Channel Islands National Park announces the completion of the Channel Islands National Park Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement.

April 23, 2015
Report Released on Economic Benefit of Local National Parks
A new National Park Service report shows the economic benefit of Channel Islands National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to our local economy in supporting 706 jobs with a cumulative benefit to the local economy of over $68 million.

April 21, 2015
Buena High School Students Receive National Youth Group Award
Today, the National Park Service announced Buena High School Environmental Club as the winners of the prestigious NPS Hartzog Volunteer Youth Group Award.

April 20, 2015
Find Your Park— Celebrate National Park Week at the Channel Islands and Santa Monica Mountains
Today, Channel Islands National Park and Santa Monica National Recreation Area invite the public to celebrate National Park Week at their local parks and to join the Find Your Park National Park Service Centennial campaign.

March 30, 2015
Abundant Sea Life Found at Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas
The positive effects on sea life observed at the Channel Islands after ten years of protection through marine protected areas (MPAs) will be discussed by Dr. Jennifer Caselle during the April From Shore to Sea lecture.

March 17, 2015
100th Bald Eagle Expected to Fledge on the Channel Islands— Record Season Since Restoration Began with 20 Nests Anticipated
The 100th bald eagle is expected to naturally hatch and fledge on the California Channel Islands this spring following efforts to reestablish the birds after their disappearance from the islands by 1960.

March 11, 2015
Recovery Efforts Bring Endangered Fox Back from the Brink of Extinction in Record Time
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final Recovery Plan for four subspecies of island fox (Urocyon littoralis). The Service is also initiating status reviews of each subspecies - San Miguel Island fox (U. l. littoralis), Santa Rosa Island fox (U. l. santarosae), Santa Cruz Island fox (U. l. santacruzae) and Santa Catalina Island fox (U. l. catalinae) – to determine if any of the subspecies warrant consideration for reclassification or removal from the list of Federally Threatened and Endangered Species.

March 06, 2015
Marine Biologist Studies Climate Change Effect on Local Sea Life
Marine Biologist Lydia Kapsenberg will discuss her research project monitoring ocean acidification at Channel Islands National Park during the March From Shore to Sea lecture.

March 05, 2015
Channel Islands National Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Opening of New Ocean Exhibit and Photographic Collection
Today, Channel Islands National Park announces the opening of a new ocean exhibit in the lookout tower at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor. A new ocean photographic collection is also now on display in the visitor center auditorium.

August 29, 2014
Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Hurricane Marie Damage
Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the high surf associated with Hurricane Marie.

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