Pier Sign

Photo Courtesy of Adam Dillon

What to Bring

  1. Medicine, feminine hygiene products, allergy kits, etc.
  2. Hat
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Jacket.
  5. Flashlight
  6. Hiking Shoes and good socks
  7. Layers of clothing
  8. Enough food for an extra day
  9. Sleeping bag and pillow
  10. Release Forms
  11. Open mind and flexible attitude


Seal Dive
Kayak Arrival

Reserve staff will meet you at the island boat dock (or airstrip) when you arrive. The Reserve Director, Dr. Jay Reti, has a Ph.D. in archaeology and a long history of experience in ecology and geology on the island.  Emeritus Director, Dr. Lyndal Laughrin, has more than 50 years of experience on the island. You will find reserve staff to be extremely helpful during your island visit.

Release Forms should be signed using our DocuSign forms prior to arrival on the island.

When you arrive at the field station, and before conducting any activities on the island, it is necessary that you review the emergency procedures that are posted at the reserve, including the location of fire extinguishers and the evacuation process.

Since janitorial service is not provided, the group leader will be given a cleaning check list to follow for cleaning the facility both during the visit and before departure. A fee will be charged if cleanup by the reserve staff is required following your departure.

Please sign in and out of the field station EVERY DAY using the iPad provided in the Field Station.