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November 15, 2017
Public Invited to Opening of Native Plant Demonstration Garden
The National Park Service, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), and the Ventura Master Gardeners welcome the public to attend the opening of a native plant demonstration garden on Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 am at Channel Islands National Park in Ventura Harbor. The Channel Islands Park Foundation will also be hosting a native plant sale at the park visitor center from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

November 07, 2017
New Seabird Species Settles on the Channel Islands
Last week seabird biologists discovered brown boobies actively nesting on Santa Barbara Island, within Channel Islands National Park. This first record of brown boobies nesting in the park signifies a significant northward expansion of their breeding range.

November 06, 2017
Peregrine Falcons Recover on the Channel Islands
Dr. Peter Sharpe will discuss the remarkable recovery of peregrine falcons on the California Channel Islands during the November From Shore to Sea lecture. Today there are over 50 resident peregrine pairs, well in excess of the peregrine population in 1955 when they disappeared from the islands.

September 29, 2017
New Research on Island Hummingbirds
For the October From Shore to Sea lecture Dr. Erin Rankin will discuss new findings on how the variable diet of the island subspecies of Allen’s hummingbird may have contributed to its unique non-migratory behavior.

September 25, 2017
Santa Barbara Island Now Open to Public
Santa Barbara Island is now open to public access. Landings at the island will be restricted to the rocky ledge adjacent to the dock. In order to ensure a safe landing, boaters will need to carefully assess the weather conditions, particularly the tide and swell heights, prior to landing in this area.

September 11, 2017
Smokejumpers Respond to Lightning Strike Fire on Santa Cruz Island
Four U.S. Forest Service smokejumpers are working to contain a small one-tenth of an acre lightning strike fire on the upper reaches of Scorpion Canyon on Santa Cruz Island. Containment is expected tonight or by Tuesday morning.

September 03, 2017
Exhibit of Student Art and Poetry at Channel Islands National Park
The winning entries from this year’s California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest will be on display at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center from Tuesday, September 5, 2017 through Sunday, November 12, 2017.

August 24, 2017
Research on Flu Viruses in Marine Mammals at the Channel Islands
For the September From Shore to Sea lecture Dr. Pamela Yochem will discuss the role and significance of marine mammals in spreading influenza viruses that may pose a risk to human health.

Last updated: June 9, 2016

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