• Scenic View from Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island ©timhaufphotography.com

    Channel Islands

    National Park California

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  • Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage

    Santa Barbara Island is currently closed to public access due to damage from the high surf associated with Hurricane Marie. More »

  • San Miguel Island Closure

    In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. More »

Fire Management

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The park's fire management program provides leadership, direction, coordination, and support for park fire, aviation, and incident management.

The wildland fire management policies of the National Park Service support Channel Islands National Park's resource management goals. The primary goals are to provide for firefighter and public safety, protect natural and cultural resources, and protect human developments from all wildland fire.

For more information on the park's fire management, please contact the Fire Management Officer by phone at (805) 658-5730, or email at Fire Management Officer, or download:

2006 Channel Islands National Park Wildland Fire Management Plan
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For information on local and national fire management resources, please visit:

Did You Know?

Island night lizard                                     C. Drost

The only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.