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.
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 (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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Our analyses of the 14 species for which data exist since 1982 support the contention that the 1982-1984 El Ni[tilde{n}]o had a severe and widespread impact on the kelp forest communities in Channel Islands National Park (CINP).
Many individuals participated in the surveys that provided new records for subtropical fishes at the Channel Islands We thank the Channel Islands Research Program and the Channel Islands National Park research vessel crews and divers for their assistance, especially David Kushner for directing the CINP Kelp Forest Monitoring Program surveys.
Kate Faulkner, chief of resource management for the Channel Islands National Park, says the Santa Rosa pigs were wiped out with a force of gun-toting wildlife biologists; a similar method may be used on Santa Cruz.
Park trails and campgrounds at the five islands within Channel Islands National Park will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.
For a truly inspirational and freeing day, take an 11-mile boat trip with Island Packers and hike on one of the islands in Channel Islands National Park.
Recent discoveries within California's Channel Islands National Park have bolstered the coastal migration theory, revealing that seafaring peoples settled the islands at least 13,000 years ago, hunting seals, fishing, and collecting shellfish and seaweeds.
An offshore wildflower alternative might be a trip to either Catalina Island or Channel Islands National Park, where the best wildflower viewing is reported to be on Santa Barbara, Anacapa and San Miguel islands.
This instigated the formation of an ad hoc recovery team, a group of scientists and naturalists brought together by the Channel Islands National Park.

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