Latest Channel Islands National Park Stories

2011-02-23 04:00:00

Win an Island Adventure with The Nature Conservancy SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy's successful island restoration and innovative conservation practices have inspired countless scientists and conservationists around the world. And now, Santa Cruz Island has motivated novelists as well. Best-selling author T.C. Boyle--author of such works as The Women, The Tortilla Curtain, and A Friend of the Earth--has written a new novel principally set on...

2009-04-26 06:55:00

Webcam viewers of the only bald eagle nest on Santa Cruz Island are mourning the deaths of two bald eagle chicks that died only days after hatching, The Associated Press reported. Nature lovers across the country were given the chance to witness the re-growth of the declining bald eagle population on a set of islands off the Ventura County coast, but that excitement lasted only a few days. Webcam viewers posted their sighting experiences on an Internet chat board hosted by the Nature...

2009-01-15 13:15:35

University of California scientists say they may have found a complete mammoth tusk on California's Santa Cruz Island. An archeology graduate student at University of California, Santa Barbara discovered the 4-foot-long tusk along the island's northern shore, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Researchers hope the discovery will provide insight into the evolution of pygmy mammoths. The report said scientists believe 14-foot-tall mammoths swam out to the Channel Islands nearly 20,000...

2009-01-14 12:55:00

Researcher reported Tuesday that a complete tusk, believed to belong to a prehistoric mammoth was uncovered on Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast.  If the discovery is confirmed, it would prove that the beasts roamed 62,000-acre Santa Cruz Island more widely than previously thought. A graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, discovered the tusk while working in a canyon on the island's remote north shore earlier this month.  Lotus Vermeer,...

2008-06-14 06:00:12

By Ventura County Star, Calif. Jun. 14--The National Park Service is proposing to restore a portion of the historic coastal wetland and associated stream channel at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau announced Thursday. Prisoners Harbor, once the largest coastal wetland on the Channel Islands, was important for floodwater storage and habitat for wildlife and native plants. Coastal wetlands in California are increasingly...

2005-05-02 10:55:00

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs. As the chopper skims over rugged terrain, Macdonald scans dozens of simple fence traps he's set up for the thousands of wild swine that have overrun this Southern California island. When there are pigs in the traps - and there always are - Macdonald leans out and pumps two bullets...

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Channel Islands National Park
2013-04-18 12:25:35

Channel Islands National park is located in off the coast of California in the United States. The park holds 249,561 acres and is comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands. The area was designated as a national monument in 1938 and as a National Biosphere Reserve in 1976, but was not designated as a national park until 1980. The park extends from San Pedro to Point Conception, located near Santa Barbara. Half of the entire park consists of ocean water and seventy-six percent of the...

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