San Nicolas Island

Channel Islands Restoration has been, and is working with the U.S. Navy on on numerous restoration projects throughout San Nicolas Island.

Our staff and volunteers have teamed up with the navy to completely rebuild and expand an old native plant nursery. Since then, we have propogated

CIR is working to eradicate several invasive species on San Nicloas. We have been working for several years eradicating Sahara mustard from habitat of Cryptantha traskiae (a threatened plant in the Borage family). Our staff and volunteers are trusted to work around these sensitive plants and around protected archeological sites.

Elsewhere, CIR crews have worked to restore San Nicolas Night Lizard (Xantusia riversiana riversiana) habitat with extensive plantings of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia littoralis). With the help of this added shelter-providing habitat, night lizard populations have begun to increase.