Santa Rosa Island Research Station-Closed until further notice in Response to COVID-19

The California State University Channel Islands (CI) Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS) seeks to cultivate a diverse community of scholars and initiate innovative resource management solutions by supporting research, education, and outreach programs across disciplines. The ability of the SRIRS community to address management challenges from multiple perspectives will enable energetic, adept, and successful responses to our changing natural and human landscapes.


We provide students, faculty, researchers, and our local community with the resources and opportunities to engage in natural and cultural resource based research and education via a partnership between the US National Park Service who own Santa Rosa Island and CSU Channel Islands that operate the SRIRS within National Park boundaries.

Touchstones to the Mission

  • Build inquiry centered educational partnerships
  • Engage stakeholders in discovery and dissemination
  • Inspire and transform participants and society
  • Promote stewardship of resources
  • Encourage broad sharing of interdisciplinary knowledge


For questions related to the Santa Rosa Island Research Station, qualified trip inquiries, or additional information about the station contact:

Check us out on Instagram: @channelislands_srirs 
Watch our talks on Youtube: Santa Rosa Island Research Station Channel Islands 
For general island questions, press inquires, research permit process, and any related National Park Service concerns that do not directly relate to staying at the SRIRS, please contact the Channel Islands National Park Service who own the island and control all activities within the park boundaries.


Please visit our SRIRS calendar to determine availability and our upcoming activities.

*Photos courtesy of Aspen Coty Spring 2019
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