Channel Islands National Park News
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Tomol Crossing Cancelled- Scorpion Campground Reservations Resume
September 9, 2022 | 11:04 am
Due to the expected impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Kay, the Tomol Crossing and all connected activities anticipated for Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2022, have been cancelled. The decision was made by Chumash event organizers with support of the Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Twentieth Anniversary Chumash Tomol Canoe Crossing to Channel Islands National Park
September 6, 2022 | 1:49 pm
For the 20th time in modern history, members of the Chumash Indian community will paddle across the Santa Barbara Channel on a 24-mile journey to Santa Cruz Island in a traditional Chumash tomol plank canoe called Muptami, or “Deep Memories.” This crossing, planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, will continue the cultural tradition of crossing the channel in a tomol to the Channel Islands as the Chumash did for thousands of years.
Tourism to Channel Islands National Park creates $31.2 million in Economic Benefits.
June 24, 2022 | 11:11 am
Ventura, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 319,000 visitors to Channel Islands National Park in 2021 spent $21.3 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 254 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $31.2 million.
Channel Islands National Park seeks bidders for 10-year contract to provide year-round boat transportation service
June 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm
The National Park Service is seeking proposals to provide year-round boat transportation service from Ventura to Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, and Santa Barbara Island. The successful bidder will be awarded a 10-year contract with Channel Islands National Park.
Channel Islands National Park Receives Funding to Restore Well Site
June 10, 2022 | 3:41 pm
Channel Islands National Park has received $1.43 million to remove and remediate a derelict well site near Scorpion Ranch on Santa Cruz Island. The funding includes removing the dilapidated infrastructure and associated debris, as well as sealing and restoring the site.
Planning Completed for New Campground at Prisoners Harbor
April 4, 2022 | 5:14 pm
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Ethan McKinley announced that planning is complete for a small, primitive campground near Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island.
Public Comment Solicited for Fire Management Plan
March 18, 2022 | 4:05 pm
Channel Islands National Park seek community input during public scoping on a proposed action and plan to complete the park’s fire management plan.
Anacapa Island Wharf Construction Set to Begin
February 17, 2022 | 4:20 pm
Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Ethan McKinley announced today the beginning of construction on February 22, 2022, to replace the existing deteriorating dock at Anacapa Island, which improve visitor access and safety.
Public Comment Solicited for Prisoners Harbor Campground
May 26, 2021 | 3:20 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on the proposal to construct a new campground at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island.
Channel Islands Encourages Public Engagement for Proposed Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan
April 19, 2021 | 6:07 am
On April 26, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin seeking public input on the Channel Islands National Park Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan (BWMP). The 30-day input period begins April 26, 2021 and ends on May 26, 2021.