Some rules to follow:

  1. Everything is protected. Do not feed, collect, disturb, or harm island wildlife, plant life, or other natural or cultural resources. If you find yourself in a culturally significant area, like a shell midden please act respectfully and remove yourself from the area without collecting or damaging anything. 
  2. No fishing within marine reserves. It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource within the marine protected areas (PDF, 209KB). Fishing is prohibited on the pier due to the pier’s proximity to the marine reserve.
  3. No jumping off the pier.
  4. No pets. Pets are not allowed on the island. Domestic house pets can carry diseases that could harm animals unique to the island. Service animals require a permit from the park superintendent.
  5. Reduce the risk of introducing invasive species. Check you shoes, gear, clothing, and food for invasive seeds, insects, and small mammal that may be trying to hitch a ride on your stuff. Learn more about NPS Biosecurity prevention tips (PDF, 2.9KB).
  6. No campfires, charcoal fires, or beach fires. Due to extreme fire danger, no campfires are permitted on the island.
  7. No Smoking. Smoking is NOT permitted at or around the research station. Smoking is only permitted on the beach. Please take cigarette butts off island and dispose properly.
  8. Closed Areas. To protect wildlife, the beaches at Sandy Point are closed year around. From March 1st to September 15th, Skunk Point beaches and sand dunes are closed. Please remain on the wet sand (below mean high tide) or the road through this area.
  9. Conserve Energy, water, and propane.
  10. Alcohol is prohibited during ALL undergraduate trips. The consumption and possession of alcohol is prohibited on all undergraduate trips, to, from, and while on SRI. CSUCI students must adhere to the student code of conduct at all times.
  11. Remove all Personal Items. No item(s) brought to the SRIRS or Channel Islands National Park are allowed to be left including (but not limited to) food, unless prior arrangements have been made with the station manager, clothing, and all others.
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