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

The CI Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS) proposes to build on our strengths in natural and cultural resource management, marine science, and interdisciplinary education. The success of the SRIRS is dependent upon donations and volunteers to advance our vision and strategic plan. Support from the Channel Islands National Park, NOAA, USGS, Havasi Foundation, National Science Foundation, and individual donors continue to be critical to our development. You are invited to join us in this meaningful endeavor.

The following is a reflection written by CI Creative Writing student, Isaac Hirsch. The SRIRS takes pride in its ability to host diverse, inclusive, and interdisciplinary groups, like Isaac's English class that visited the island in September 2017.

"I could write a thousand sentences and none of them could come close to describing the liberating energy I felt on Santa Rosa. The moment I set foot on the boat, I was brimming with an excitement that I'd rarely felt before, and that permeated throughout the weekend. Spending time on the hikes, at the beach, and with the wonderful people around made the trip a joyous time. I fell in love with what the island had to offer - and not with just its superficial beauty, but also with its dense, complicated history. There's much to be respected about the island, and I am more than willing to return and give back in whatever way I can." -Isaac Hirsch, Creative Writing English capstone student

SRIRS Apparel

PLEASE NOTE OUR PURCHASING SITE IS CURRENTLY DOWN AS WE TRANSITION TO A NEW SYSTEM, FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT SRIRS STAFFWe have a variety of Santa Rosa Island Research Station apparel (i.e. shirts, sweatshirts, hats, patches) for a suggested donation. Please see the table below for the cost, color(s), and size(s) of each item. Please check stock availability below, as the ordering weblink attached might not reflect current stock.


Hats$20Dark Emerald Green in white stitching, Navy Blue in white stitching
Hooded Sweatshirts$40Navy (XS, S, M, L, XL ) and Dark Heather Grey (XS, S, L, XL, XXL)M only in Navy, XXL only in Grey
T-Shirts$25Navy (S, M, L, XL, XXL) Espresso Brown (XS-XL) Dark Green (XS, S, M, L, XL) XS only in Brown and Green, XXL only in Navy
Tote Bag$15Navy and Off-white, 100% recycled cotton, reusable, one size LIMITED STOCK in NAVY
Patch$5Multi-colored SRIRS logo
Magnet$3.50Multi-colored SRIRS logo


SRIRS logo


Santa Rosa was the destination, for our Sierra Club organization, planting cute little oaks, surrounded by moats, with fog hat coronations.


The SRIRS and the Channel Islands National Park has and will continue to improve due to the dedicated work of volunteers. SRIRS volunteers can participate in service learning trips. Please contact the SRIRS,, for additional information.

If you are interested in Channel Islands volunteer opportunities please contact the following organizations.


The Santa Rosa Island Research Station offers unique opportunities for scientific study and experiential education. Although it receives partial support from the University budget, much of the support for renovations, program development and operations must come from private donors and partner organizations. Additional support is needed to fully realize the research and educational potential of this facility.

There are many ways to give to the CI Santa Rosa Island Research Station. Your gift can be unrestricted, which allows us to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest. Alternatively, you can direct your gift to a specific program and priority that is personally meaningful to you.

To learn more about these options or to make a gift, please contact the SRIRS,


Thank you for your continued support of the CSUCI Santa Rosa Island Research Station.

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* Photos courtesy of Juan Zaragoza and Aspen Coty
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