Natural Resource Monitoring at Channel Islands National Park

Green shrubs covering a hillside, with Anacapa Island visible in the blue ocean beyond
Santa Cruz Island, with Anacapa Island visible in the distance.

NPS / Jessica Weinberg McClosky

Created in 1980, Channel Islands National Park protects the wealth of natural and cultural resources found on Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara Islands, and also in their ocean environments out to one nautical mile off shore.

Isolation from the mainland, and from each other, has allowed evolution to occur in unique and independent ways on each island. The park is a haven for over 2,000 plants and animals, 145 of which are found nowhere else in the world.

A long-term ecological monitoring program gathers information on the health of these resources, predicts future conditions, and identifies possible issues so that management and restoration activities can be planned accordingly.

Documents

Quick Reads

Download 1-2 page PDFs about each of the Mediterannean Coast Network's monitoring programs by following the links below.

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Terrestrial Amphibian & Reptile Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1501 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Landbird Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1503 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Seabird Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1504 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Climate & Weather Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1505 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Deer Mouse Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1506 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Island Fox Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1507 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Kelp Forest Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1508 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Native Plant Community Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1509 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1510 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Sandy Beaches & Lagoons Monitoring Reports

The Mediterranean Coast Network documents its findings in reports published in the NPS Natural Resource Publication Series. All reports are housed and managed through the Integrated Resource Management Application (IRMA).

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1511. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Protocols & Procedures

Protocols describe in detail the procedures used to collect, manage, analyze and report monitoring data. They follow strict guidelines for content and format, and are reviewed and revised by subject-matter experts in each field.

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Last updated: December 3, 2018