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  • Human-Caused Climate Change and Solutions in the Channel Islands
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    Human-Caused Climate Change and Solutions in the Channel Islands

    Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Scientist of the U.S. National Park Service, will discuss how greenhouse gas emissions from cars, power plants, deforestation and other human sources have caused anthropogenic climate change in the Channel Islands and across Southern California. Observed impacts include increased temperatures over land and in ocean waters, increased wildfire, drought, sea level rise, and ocean acidification.

  • Restoration and Conservation at UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve
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    Restoration and Conservation at UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve

    UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve encompasses 170 acres of protected habitat for research, education, and outreach. Land and Resource Steward, Kipp Callahan, will discuss the reserve's habitat restoration program which restores degraded habitat to better support rare coastal ecosystems and has successfully restored more than 20 acres.

  • California Pollinators in Peril – Native Plants to the Rescue!
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    California Pollinators in Peril – Native Plants to the Rescue!

    Native plants and their insect pollinators have evolved together, and it takes all kinds to get the important job of pollination done!

    Join Channel Islands Restoration with presenter Denise Knapp from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden as she shares how differences in sizes, shapes, timing and techniques are critical to moving pollen and maintaining the diversity of life.

    Then learn what is causing a decline in insects observed around the globe, and more importantly, what YOU can do about it.

  • Trail Preservation: From The Mainland To The Channel Islands
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    Trail Preservation: From The Mainland To The Channel Islands

    In this talk, learn about the history of the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council and how what started off as a group of concerned equestrians became an organization that would help to rebuild many of the trails found on the Channel Islands and the mainland, including Cherry Canyon, Lobo Canyon, Torrey Pines and the 68-mile regional Backbone Trail in Santa Monica.

  • Learn About The Flora of  Santa Catalina Island!
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    Learn About The Flora of Santa Catalina Island!

    The plants of Santa Catalina Island have captured the imagination of botanists for well over a century, but recent work has provided exciting new insights.

    Hosted by Channel Islands Restoration speaker Dr. Matt Guilliams will discuss how work in the field and herbarium over the last two decades has resulted in a fresh understanding of the flora of Catalina island, which is meticulously described in the upcoming book, A Flora of Santa Catalina Island.