Natural Resources

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Please help us protect our Natural Resources on Santa Cruz Island.  For protection of native species, all clothing, tools, equipment and supplies should be inspected and cleaned of plant propagules and soil prior to departure from the mainland or when moving between islands.  Special attention should be paid to velcro, footwear, pant cuffs, clothing seams, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, backpacks, duffels, tents, tool joints, chainsaws, towels, wetsuits, surfboard socks/bags/leash, and duct tape rolls.

1. NO cardboard boxes should be taken to the islands. Small seeds and insects can hide inside the corrugations. Please transfer items inside to an ActionPacker or other tight-sealed container. (Unopened, original packaging is OK).

2. All gear, building materials, heavy machinery, and equipment should be clean of dirt, soil, insects, and spiderwebs. Insects as small as ants and spiders can be extremely invasive.

3.  Inspect and clean boots, gear, and clothes prior to boarding. Small weed seeds and insects can hide in the grooves on the bottom of shoes, in pant cuffs, and in zipper seams.

Click here for the Channel Islands National Park Service Biosecurity Regulations

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Flora

Calflora Click here to view Calflora's list of plants
and mapped observations points on Santa Cruz Island.
Click on the search button to see the complete list.
Click on the map button to erase the map from your screen.

Consortium of California Herbaria Click here to view specimen collections for Santa Cruz Island and Santa Barbara Botanical Garden Collections (SBBG)

CalPhotos-University of California Berkeley Click here to view CalPhotos. A collection of 475,043 photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from around the world.

Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria Click here to view Lichen specimen collections for Santa Cruz Island

Click here for new Santa Cruz Island Lichen specimens added to the collection in 2016 Click here

Illustrations of Flora and Fauna The Unique Plants and Animals of the Northern Channel Islands, California, by Michael James Emerson, March 1982 
Click here for PDF
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Birds

eBird Click here to submit observations or explore data in eBird
Great Backyard Bird Count Click here to submit observations or explore data in GBBC
CINPS Bird Checklist Click here to download a PDF of a 2011 Bird Checklist by Dr. Paul Collins
YouTube Click here to watch a YouTube Video on The Songbirds of the Channel Islands featuring Scott Sillett
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Specimen Collections

CCEBER Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration
Click here to search for Santa Cruz Island specimen collections located on the UCSB campus

MVZ The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
Click here to search for additional Santa Cruz Island specimens

WFVZ Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology "The Bird Museum"
Click here to find information on bird specimens of the Channel Islands
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Marine

NOAA-National Marine Sanctuary - Channel Islands Encyclopedia of the Sanctuary

PISCO-Partnership for Interdiscipliary Studies of Coastal Oceans - Click here for access to PISCO Data