paintbrush plant
Side blotched lizard

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-Safe and Inclusive for Everyone

Expected Behavior

      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. Create a space that is safe and inclusive for everyone.
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.

Unacceptable Behavior

      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.
Consumption of alcohol by any person under the age of 21, is prohibited.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response UC Policy and Website

Drone Policy UCSB Website
TNC Rules
Restrictions-Resource Protection

Hantavirus Information from CDC
Emergency Contact List
Medical-Emergency Information
Environmental Health and Safety (Search MSDS Sheets)
TICKS NPS Information Sheet

Useful Resource Publications and UC Website on Field Safety
Dive and Boat Safety-Make a Plan

4x4 Basics Handbook (The Driving Company)
UC Field Operations Safety Manual

UC Field Research Safety Website
UC Zoonotic Safety Resources

UCSB Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)- 805-893-3778
UCSB Care Website

UCSB Ombuds Office – 805-893-3285

UCSB Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office - 805-893-2701

Firearms are prohibited on property of the Regents of UC, pursuant to the California Penal Code, Sections 629.9 (h) and 629.9 (i).