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Tim Hauf
 

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September 15, 2014
Scientist Shares Status of Peregrine Falcon Recovery on the California Channel Islands
Biologist Dr. Peter Sharpe with the Institute for Wildlife Studies will discuss the recovery of peregrine falcons on the California Channel Islands during the October From Shore to Sea lecture.

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.

August 26, 2014
National Park Service Assesses Methods to Control Nonnative Ants on Santa Cruz Island
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau announced today that the park is preparing an Environmental Assessment for a proposed project to control or eliminate nonnative Argentine ants on Santa Cruz Island.

August 07, 2014
Unidentified Body Recovered on San Miguel Island
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Channel Islands National Park rangers, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) special agents recovered an unidentified body on the beach at Simonton Cove on San Miguel Island.

August 06, 2014
Research Station is Dedicated on Santa Rosa Island
CSU Channel Islands and Channel Islands National Park invite the campus and community to a dedication and open house for the Santa Rosa Island Research Station – A California State University Channel Islands Undergraduate Research Campus.

July 18, 2014
Junior Rangers Dive Under the Sea
Recently, nine year-old Tigran Nahabedian was sworn in as the park’s first Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer. Nahabedian adds this new distinction to his collection of junior ranger badges from 27 national parks including Lassen, Death Valley, Oregon Caves, and Yellowstone.

July 16, 2014
Bald Eagles Expand Territories to Five of the Eight Channel Islands
Bald eagles continue to expand on the California Channel Islands with the discovery of a nesting pair on San Clemente Island for the first time in over 50 years.

July 16, 2014
Mail, Mayhem, and Mischief — Aviation on the Channel Islands
On September 10, 2014, Channel Islands National Park will host a special lecture about the history of aviation on the northern Channel Islands by Dr. Charles Rennie. Rennie will review a colorful aviation record from the 1920s to today, including some aviation accidents.

June 16, 2014
Continued Trend in Island Fox Recovery
The endangered island fox subspecies on the northern Channel Islands are at or approaching biological recovery following their near 95% decline in the 1990s.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the Channel Islands                  timhaufphotography.com

The Channel Islands are home to the oldest dated human remains in North America—Arlington Springs Man (13,000 BP).