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To visit Santa Cruz Island Reserve, you must fill out an on-line application and a separate reservation for each visit.  These files will be submitted to the Reserve Director for approval of your visit request. After you have received approval to visit you must reserve your own transportation to the island.

You can apply and reserve your visit on-line here: Reserve Application Management System (RAMS).

During the reservation process be sure to review the Reserve Calendar to determine if space and resources are available for your requsted dates.

If you are planning on researching/working or using locations on Santa Cruz Island that belong to the Channel Islands National Park, you may need a permit.  The Channel Islands National Park has new rules (2016) regarding use.  Please contact the Channel Islands National Park Headquarters for more information on Wilderness Designated Land and review the website: Wilderness.net for laws and policy regarding use.

After completing your application and reservation, please contact the Reserve Director Lyndal Laughrin to discuss your request to use the Santa Cruz Island Reserve (805) 893-7247 or 805-448-3491 laughrin@lifesci.ucsb.edu . If you have not received a response to your request within two weeks, please contact Lynn McLaren-Dewey at scirweb@gmail.com.

You must file a separate application and reservation for each of the following purposes:

Research Projects

Each researcher to the reserve must sign two liability waivers, one for UC and one for TNC. If you have more than one research project, a separate application must be filed for each project. It is important to indicate on the application the approximate duration of the proposed research project. Approved applications are valid for one field season only (from date of approval through June 30) but may be renewed annually.

Visitors

Each visitor to the reserve must sign two liability waivers, one for UC and one for TNC. Liability waivers for minors must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. It is the responsibility of the group leader (the person who signs the application) to be sure that the necessary waiver forms for his group are signed and delivered to the reserve staff member who meets you upon your arrival at the island. Please review our user rates and fees.

Classes

Each student visiting the reserve must sign two liability waivers, one for UC and one for TNC. Liability waivers for minors must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. It is the responsibility of the group leader (the person who signs the application) to be sure that the necessary waiver forms for his group are signed and delivered to the reserve staff member who meets you upon your arrival at the island. The group leader is also responsible for making sure each participant is aware of the reserve policies and guidelines listed here and on the application. Please review our user rates and fees.

Group Leaders

Each visitor to the reserve must sign two liability waivers, one for UC and one TNC. The group leader is also responsible for making sure each participant is aware of the reserve policies and guidelines listed here and on the application.