The following public notices have been issued for Channel Islands National Park. For information on other regulations and public please visit Laws and Policies.
Public Closures on Santa Rosa Island
Prevent Introduction of Non-Native Species
Pursuant to the Authority of the Superintendent under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 1.5 (a)(1)&(2) and section 2.1(a)(2) the following public use restrictions are imposed on the aforementioned area, to prevent introduction of non-native species and use of unauthorized motorized vehicles and bicycles.
Therefore the following types of items shall not be transported or delivered to any island within Channel Islands National Park:
Pursuant to CFR title 36 1.5 (c) - Determination - this restriction action is necessitated for the protection of the islands unique values, ecological systems and protection of breeding populations of marine mammals, endangered species of seabirds, eagles, islands foxes and other unique and rare species of flora and fauna inhabiting the Channel Islands National Park. Less restrictive measures would have the potential for introduction of non-native species that could adversely effect many species and/or endanger the islands ecosystems. Additionally the unauthorized vehicle and bicycle use would pose significant safety risks and adversely affect visitor experience and park values.
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Pursuant to CFR title 36 1.5 (c) - Determination - these temporary closure actions are necessitated for the protection of a breeding population of California Brown Pelicans, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Less restrictive access to the closed areas during this time period would have the potential for adverse effect on breeding population of California Brown Pelicans.
Did You Know?
The Channel Islands are home to the largest breeding colonies of seabirds in southern California.