Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month.
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans.
2010 "From Shore to Sea" Archived Lecture Videos
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January: Removing Feral Cats from San Nicolas Island
During the January “From Shore to Sea” lecture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Annie Little will discuss how recent efforts to remove feral cats from San Nicolas Island will help restore native wildlife.
February: Current Research Indicates Channel Islands as a Population Hub for California Native Americans
During the February “From Shore to Sea” lecture, Anthropologist Dr. John Johnson discussed new insights from recent research projects that indicate early native inhabitants of the Channel Islands likely thrived in greater densities than anywhere else in California.
1 hour, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
Dr. John Johnson, Curator of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
March: Channel Islands National Park 30th Anniversary: Charting a Course for the Future, Russell Galipeau, Channel Islands National Park Superintendent
Note: This lecture was a presentation of the park film "Restoring Balance: Santa Cruz Island," which focuses on a recent effort to save the island fox, reestablish bald eagles, eliminate non-native feral pigs, and relocate golden eagles as part of an island-wide restoration project. The film may be viewed by clickinghere.
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April: Bringing Back the Samala Chumash Language
During the April “From Shore to Sea” lecture, Nakia Zavalla and Dr. Richard Applegate discussed their ambitious project to revive Samala, the language of the Santa Ynez Chumash people.
1 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
Dr. Richard Applegate, Language Program Linguist, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Nakia Zavalla, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
May: Film Presentation of "Six Generations," History of a Chumash Family by Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto, Chumash Elder and John Johnson, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Note: Due to copyright restrictions this film is not available for viewing on our website. It is available for purchase in the park visitor center bookstore or from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History:http://store.sbnature.org/catalog/
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June: Kelp Forest Monitoring at the Channel Islands
During the June “From Shore to Sea” lectures, National Park Service Biologist David Kushner discusses changes and trends seen after 28 years of monitoring the kelp forest ecosystems around the Channel Islands.
During the July “From Shore to Sea” lecture, William Douros, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, discussed how sanctuaries are addressing the potential threats and challenges of global climate change.
1 hour, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
William Douros, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
August: Restoring Habitat for Seabirds on the Channel Islands
The Channel Islands provide essential nesting and feeding grounds for approximately 99 percent of seabirds that nest in southern California. Restoring critical seabird habitat on the Channel Islands was the featured topic for the August “From Shore to Sea” lecture by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Annie Little.
September: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Celebrates 30 Years of Protection
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Chris Mobley commemorated the sanctuary’s 30th anniversary during the September “From Shore to Sea” lecture. Mobley presented a special screening of the sanctuary’s new film “Beneath the Rainbow Bridge, A Journey through the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.”
58 minutes, 18 seconds
Chris Mobley, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
October: Fishermen Work With Researchers to Protect Lobster and Rockfish
During the October lectures, Dr. Hunter Lenihan, a distinguished researcher with the University of California at Santa Barbara, discussed his effective collaborations with local fishermen to protect California spiny lobster and nearshore rockfish populations at the Channel Islands.
1 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
Dr. Hunter Lenihan, University of California at Santa Barbara
Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island is one of the world’s largest known sea caves. The cave measures 1215 feet in length (the size of more than four football fields), has a 160 foot entrance, and is almost 100 feet wide.