Channel Islands National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Channel Islands National Park:

see Channel IslandsChannel Islands
or Santa Barbara Islands
, chain of eight rugged islands and many islets, extending c.150 mi (240 km) along the S Calif. coast from Point Conception to San Diego.
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Channel Islands National Park

Address:1901 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone:805-658-5730
Fax:805-658-5799
Web: www.nps.gov/chis/
Size: 249,561 acres.
Established: Proclaimed a national monument on April 26, 1938; redesignated a national park on March 5, 1980. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Location:Park consists of five islands off Southern California: Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa. Access to islands is by private boat or concessionaire boat; air service is available to Santa Rosa. Mainland visitor centers are located in Ventura (70 miles north of Los Angeles) and Santa Barbara (100 miles north of Los Angeles).
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, whale watching, bird-watching, boat tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The Channel Islands are home to more than 2,000 terrestrial plants and animals, of which 145 are found nowhere else in the world. Anacapa, Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa islands are owned and administered by the National Park Service; San Miguel is owned by the U.S. Navy and administered by the National Park Service (permit needed for visitation); Santa Cruz is owned primarily by the Nature Conservancy and managed in cooperation with the National Park Service. The ocean, 6 miles out around each island, has been designated as the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (see separate entry in National Marine Sanctuaries section for further information).

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The Channel Islands National Park, the Institute for Wildlife Studies, the Nature Conservancy, the United States Department of the Navy, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), New Mexico State University, and museum and zoological professionals all participate in a recovery program working together to insure the survival of the island fox.
The northern islands within Channel Islands National Park were visited regularly.
Like a streak of jagged stars, Channel Islands National Park is a constellation of five separate islands 20 miles off the California coast.
Final Report to Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, CA.
Change has come to Santa Rosa Island, the largest of the islands off the coast of southern California included in Channel Islands National Park.
The Channel Islands National Park, five islands 11 miles from shore, is for dads who appreciate nature.
A signature partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge currently operates campuses in Yosemite National Park; Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Olympic National Park in Washington State; Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area; and Channel Islands National Park.
So far, few of the presidential candidates are talking about our national parks, and when they do they are suggesting that we sell off Channel Islands National Park or drill for oil in the Everglades--not welcome proposals for the most significant landmarks and landscapes in the nation.
The Channel Islands National Park is the closest national park to Los Angeles, yet it is the least visited.
The island is Anacapa, part of Channel islands National park, off the Southern California cost.
This exploratory and fun filled week starts with a full day sail transit aboard the tallship, Bill of Rights, to Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park.

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