What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you about southern California? My guess is that the Channel Islands don’t even cross your mind. In fact, I bet a lot of you haven’t even heard of Channel Islands National Park, despite the fact that 18 million people live within sixty miles.
The marine sanctuary around the islands — and the islands themselves — are home to a remarkable assortment of wildlife, including some animals that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Just like the Galapagos, long-term isolation created a home for unique animals and plants. The Channel Islands are preserved as coastal southern California the way it once was and hopefully will continue to be. More>>