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Case: Montrose/PV Shelf, CA

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Program Fact Sheets and Updates

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MSRP Updates

  • MSRP 2010 Spring Update: Bald eagles on the rise on the Channel Islands!
  • MSRP 2009 Fall Update: Several stories about seabird restoration, wetland restoration, and outreach.
  • MSRP 2009 Summer Update: This is a special Seabird Edition of newsletter with several stories about our seabird restoration projects.
  • MSRP 2009 Winter Update: Contains the latest news on an MSRP Funding opportunity, Channel Island bald eagles, replanting Santa Barbara, and Huntington Beach Wetlands restoration.
  • MSRP 2008 Fall Update: Contains information on this year's bald eagle season, outreach projects that MSRP is funding, seabird restoration on San Nicolas Island, and a congressional field trip to Santa Cruz Island.
  • MSRP 2007 Fall Update: Announces a new study on fish contamination in Southern California and provides an update on seabird and marine protected area projects.
  • MSRP 2006 Update: Update on project implementation, including requests for proposals for wetlands, fishing outreach, and the evaluation of MPAs. June, 2006.
  • MSRP 2004 Update: Update on program activities and restoration planning. October, 2004.

Outreach Publications

MSRP in the Media    <back to top>

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Press Releases

News Stories

  • “Work begins to restore 140 Acres along PCH” The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy has begun work on a $10 million project to restore 140 acres of marshes that stretch along Pacific Coast Highway. Orange County Register. October 30, 2008.
  • “Healthy young eagle returning to Santa Cruz Island” A 3-month-old bald eagle huddled in the back of its carrier crate Monday as cameras flashed in the auditorium of the Channel Islands National Park visitor center in Ventura. July 15, 2008.
  • “Mending bald eagle chick returns to its home” A bald eagle chick named Skye will return to its native Santa Cruz Island home this afternoon, its broken wing mended after an unusually May 19 nest attack drew international attention via YouTube. Los Angeles Times. July 14, 2008.
  • “Eaglets Making Remarkable Recovery from Attack on Santa Cruz Island” Two baby bald eagles, whose mauling by a young adult eagle was captured on a Santa Cruz Island Webcam, are recovering from their injuries nearly a month after the bizarre attack. June 17, 2008.
  • “Webcam Captures Eagle’s Dramatic Attack on Santa Cruz Island Chicks” Online witness alerts biologists, who rush to rescue. Noozhawk. May 23, 2008.
  • “World Wide Wings-Reality TV for Eagle Lovers” A bald eagle family on Santa Cruz Island has gained Internet stardom as devoted followers from all over the world log on to share their triumphs and tragedies. May 22, 2008.
  • “Bald eagle chicks born on Santa Cruz Island” A pair of bald eagles on Santa Cruz Island became the parents of two chicks this week, furthering scientists’ hopes that the birds will successfully repopulate the Channel Islands. April 4, 2008.
  • "Bald Eagles on the Rise on the Channel Islands": Since 2002, 46 juvenile bald eagles have been released on Santa Cruz Island. Of those, 25 remain on the national park with several other bald eagles flying in from the mainland and Catalina Island. Santa Barbara Independent. August 23, 2007.
  • "A fine day for the eagle-eyed": Not a twitch, not a swallow, not a stretch goes unnoticed. Around the country, eagle fanciers stay glued to their computer screens as the reintroduced bald eagles of Santa Cruz Island go about their daily lives before the unblinking eye of the EagleCam. Los Angeles Times. April 29, 2007.
  • "Waiting for the DDT tide to turn": Federal study shows that fish caught off L.A. County still contain the world's highest levels of the pesticide banned 35 years after is was banned. Lost Angeles Times. January 28, 2007.
  • "Fly Away" Linking to a non-federal government web site.This link does not imply endorsement.: Known now as A-49, the first bald eagle chick hatched on the Channel Islands National Park in over 50 years, fledged from its nest on the north end of Santa Cruz Island. Ventura County Reporter. July 26, 2006.
  • "Gull Meets Buoy in Cautionary Fish Tale": Luckily for the kids, this is one talkative sea gull. This gull Amanda knows fish and the local ocean, and, with a little help from sea lion Fernando, dispenses some helpful advice to a couple of human friends. Torrance Daily Breeze. July 23, 2006.
  • "Eagle Chick Takes First Flight": After flapping its wings and taking a few practice leaps, a now-famous eagle chick on Santa Cruz Island took its first flight Friday. Ventura County Star. July 20, 2006.
  • "Restoration Plan Aims To Undo Ocean Pollution": About $38 million collected in legal settlements from contamination at South Bay industrial sites could be used to assist wildlife. Torrance Daily Breeze, April 11, 2005.
  • DDT in the Water (audio): NPR affliliate KPCC's Ilsa Setziol reports on the Trustees' efforts to restore Southern California resources. The series included news about fish contamination, an update on DDTs in ocean sediments and EPA capping efforts, and news about MSRP efforts to reintroduce bald eagles to the northern Channel Islands.

Public Involvement Activities to Date    <back to top>


  • April 12-13, 2008: Participated in Earth Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • April 19, 2008: Participated in Earth Day at SEA Lab in Redondo Beach.
  • May 10, 2008: Presentation to the Humanitas Teacher's Institute
  • June 4, 2008: Public Open House at Ventura City Hall to present information on the San Nicolas Island Seabird Restoration Project.
  • June 19, 2008: Field trip to Santa Cruz Island for U.S. and local congressional staff.
  • October 19, 2008: Participated in Sea Fair at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
  • November 14-15, 2008: Participated in NOAA and Our Planet Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific
  • March 1, 2008: Exhibitor at 2008 City of Rancho Palos Verde Whale of a day celebration.
  • March 9, 2008: Presentation on seabird restoration at the Kayak Guide Orientation hosted by the National Park Service.
  • March 5-9: Participated in the Fred Hall Fishing and Tackle Show.
  • March 18, 2008: Presentation to the Audubon Society on bald eagle restoration.


  • March 3, 2007: Exhibitor at 2007 City of Rancho Palos Verde Whale of a day celebration.
  • April 21-22, 2007: Exhibitor at 2007 Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Earth Day celebration.
  • April 21, 2007: Exhibitor at 2007 SEA Lab Earth Day Festival.
  • October 21, 2007: Exhibitor at 2007 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Autumn Sea Fair.


  • June 3-5, 2006: Exhibitor at U.S. Geological Survey annual Open House.
  • May 31, 2006: Release of MSRP Update 2006, including information on requests for applications for wetlands, outreach, and MPA evaluation grants, and news on project implementation.
  • April 22-23, 2006: Exhibitor at 2006 Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Earth Day celebration.
  • April 22, 2006: Exhibitor at 2006 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Earth Day celebration.
  • March 4, 2006: Exhibitor at 2006 City of Rancho Palos Verdes' Whale of a Day celebration.


  • November 18, 2005: Release of the MSRP Restoration Plan and Programmatic EIS / EIR.
  • November 16, 2005: California Coastal Commission consistency determination hearing.
  • October 28, 2005: Notice of the California Coastal Commission consistency determination hearing for the MSRP Final Restoration Plan and Programmatic EIS/EIR.
  • May 9, 2005: Public Meeting at Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center (Ventura, CA) describing the Draft Restoration Plan and soliciting public feedback.
  • April 28, 2005: Public Meeting at the Long Beach Federal Building (Long Beach, CA) describing the Draft Restoration Plan and soliciting public feedback.
  • April 24, 2005: Public Meeting at Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA) describing the Draft Restoration Plan and soliciting public feedback.
  • April 23, 2005: Public Meeting at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (San Pedro, CA) describing the Draft Restoration Plan and soliciting public feedback.
  • April 8, 2005: Release of the MSRP Draft Restoration Plan and Programmatic EIS/EIR.
  • April, 2005: Postcard sent to mailing list to notify recipients of availability of the MSRP Draft Restoration Plan and Programmatic EIS/EIR.
  • February 22, 2005: Presentation to American Cetacean Society.


  • November 13, 2004: Exhibitor at 2004 White Point Community Breakfast.
  • October, 2004: Release of MSRP Update 2004 to share new developments in MSRP activities and restoration planning.
  • October, 2004: Release of updated MSRP Program Overview fact sheet.
  • September 23, 2004: Exhibitor at 2004 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium SeaFair.
  • July 23, 2004: Press release concerning the 2004 release of bald eagles onto Santa Cruz Island .
  • September 15, 2004: Release of "Fishing Resources in Southern California," a fish identification card to help anglers identify the fish they catch to better understand fishing advisories in the Palos Verdes Shelf area. The card also includes important information on how to fish and cook in ways to reduce exposure to contaminants, as well as how to become involved in the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program.


  • March 17, 2003: Announcement soliciting restoration ideas.
  • January 27, 2003: Two public workshops focusing on the review of the draft restoration program goals and objectives and the screening criteria developed to date, and discussion of appropriate restoration concepts for natural resource injuries involving recreational/subsistence fishing, and raptor/seabird injuries. Presentation.



  • November 1, 2001: Public meeting on draft restoration plan EIS/EIR.
  • October 13, 2001: Public meeting on draft restoration plan EIS/EIR.
  • August 24, 2001: Release of public scoping document for the overall Montrose Settlements Restoration Program restoration plan EIS/EIR.
  • June 1, 2001: Release of scoping announcement (reintroducing bald eagles to the Northern Channel Islands).
  • Undated: Release of fact sheet describing public involvement opportunities.

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