Natural Resources


Photo Courtesy of Adam Dillon


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
To search the Bio Security Publication Database Click here

Click here to REPORT Invasive Species Sightings
Argentine Ant Eradication Program Information Click here

Click here for Invasive Species Printable Field Cards for SCI and SRI


Santa Cruz Island Reserve Herbarium On-Line Click here
to search and view SCIR Hebarium Specimens on the North American Network of Small Hebarium

You can also search the SCIR Herbarium Specimens on the IDigBio Portal

UC Santa Barbara Collections Network Click here to search observations and specimen data for SCIR

UC Berkeley Natural History Museum Reserve Mapper Click here to locate SCIR specimens

Calflora Click here to view Calflora's list of plants

Consortium of California Herbaria Click here For the Consortium of California Herbaria Two, CCH2 click here to view specimen collections for Santa Cruz Island.

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

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

Santa Barbara Breeding Birds Study-Enter your observations on this site here
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

CCEBER Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration

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

NOAA-National Marine Sanctuary - Channel Islands Photos and Videos of the Sanctuary

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

LTER-Santa Barbara Coastal-Click here for access to LTER Data