The California Islands contain some of the most iconic landscapes in the state and are home to an array of species found nowhere else on the planet. Biosecurity is vital to protect these habitats and resources from the detrimental effects of invasive species. You can help protect the native species of Santa Cruz Island by following these guidelines;
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.
Island users should recognize that recent exposure to invasive species on the mainland should trigger additional and more thorough inspection of gear and clothing.
Code of Conduct – UC Natural Reserve System-Santa Cruz Island
● All participants, visitors, staff, students, faculty, and vendors are to be treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
We are living in a small community, where respect for each other and the place is required.
Alert Island personnel if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
● Harassment, intimidation or discrimination in any form.
Physical or verbal abuse of any participants, visitors, staff, students, faculty, neighbors, or other field station guests.
Verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origion.
Unwelcome physical contact.
Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images anywhere on Santa Cruz Island.
Threatening or stalking any participants, visitors, staff, students, faculty, neighbors, or other island guests.
UCSB Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)- 805-893-3778
UCSB Ombuds Office – 805-893-3285
UCSB Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office - 805-893-2701