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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Analyses were done on two different data sets, both of which were derived from the Channel Islands National Park's kelp forest monitoring program.
Channel Islands National Park (CINP), Americas 40th national park, was established by Congress on March 5, 1980.
Well, objects out the window are closer than they appear, especially Channel Islands National Park, where both Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands are within an hour's catamaran ride on trips with Island Packers Cruises out of Ventura Harbor.
"It could be 20 years before we have established breeding populations at our northern islands," says Kate Faulkner, chief of natural resources management for Channel Islands National Park. "We know that they will return eventually, but we'll just have to wait and see."
Listed plants of Channel Islands National Park Taxon Status * Total Islands ** populations Herbaceous Annuals Hoffmanns's slender- flowered gilia (Gilia tenuiflora ssp.
(2) Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California 93001
Dealing with in-park controversy surrounding resources management actions: A case study of the island fox monitoring program at Channel Islands National Park. The George Wright Forum 12:19-25.
The five islands in Channel Islands National Park, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, are a state treasure: Despite such close proximity to heavily populated Southern California, they have remained relatively undeveloped.
The From Shore to Sea lecture series is sponsored by Channel Islands National Park to further the understanding of current research on the Channel Islands and surrounding marine waters.

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