San Nicolas Island

Channel Islands Restoration is working with the U.S. Navy on several important projects on San Nicolas Island. Our staff and volunteers teamed up with the navy to completely rebuild and expand an old native plant nursery. More than 1,100 plants have been grown so far, and CIR staff and volunteers recently planted most of these at a restoration site on the island. The plants were installed at a restoration site on the eastern side of the island to help prevent erosion along roadside dune habitat.

CIR is working to eradicate several invasive species on San Nicloas. We have been working for several years eradicating Sahara mustard from habitat of the threatened 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.