Case: Montrose/PV Shelf, CA
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of the MSRP Restoration Plan and Programmatic EIS/EIR, November 18, 2005.
MSRP Restoration Plan and Programmatic EIS/EIR,
November 18, 2005.
Response to public comments
on the MSRP Draft Restoration Plan, November 18, 2005.
Public comments on the MSRP Draft Restoration Plan, April 8 - May 23, 2005.
File 1, File 2,
File 3, File 4,
File 5, File 6,
File 7, File 8,
Program Fact Sheets and Updates
MSRP Fact Sheets
- 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.
"What's the Catch?"
(Spanish Version, Chinese
version) A comic book designed for 4th-6th graders. The story
follows Mariza, Jose, and their animal friends as they learn about fish
contamination in southern California. June, 2006.
"MSRP Fish Identification Card."
Chinese version) 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. September,
"Protect your health."
Guide to fish advisories in the Palos Verdes Shelf area. Presented by the
California Department of Health Services/EHIB; California Office of
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment; NOAA; MSRP; and U.S. EPA. Undated. For
information in other languages, visit the U.S. EPA's
Fish Contamination and Education Collaborative
Fish Contamination Educator Curriculum
Links to fish images can be downloads to use in conjunction with the "What's
the Catch - Fish Contamination Educator Curriculum Guide."
MSRP in the Media <back to
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Historic Restoration of
Huntington Beach Wetlands Begins. October 17, 2008.
Bald Eagle Chick with Broken Wing
Returns to the Wild. July 14, 2008.
Bald Eaglets Driven From Their Nest on
the Northern Channel Islands. May 20, 2008.
Levels of DDT and
PCB in Fish Higher Near Palos Verde Shelf, Los Angeles/Long Beach.
August 6, 2007.
First Peregrine Falcon Chicks on Santa Barbara Islan in Over 50
Years! April 26, 2007.
Stork Visits Bald Eagles on Santa Cruz Island. March 6, 2007.
Bald eagle chick takes
historic first flight. July 18, 2006.
Live bald eagle cam - up and
running on Santa Cruz Island!
May 22, 2006.
Second bald eagle chick
hatches on Santa Cruz Island. May 5, 2006.
Bald eagle chick brings
renewed hope for Channel Islands restoration. April 14, 2006.
Bald eagles lay first egg in
50 years on the northern Channel Islands. March 16, 2006.
“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
“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,
"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
"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.
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
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
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
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
April 21-22, 2007: Exhibitor at 2007 Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Earth
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
April 22-23, 2006: Exhibitor at 2006 Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Earth
April 22, 2006: Exhibitor at 2006 Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Earth Day
March 4, 2006: Exhibitor at 2006 City of Rancho Palos Verdes' Whale of a Day
November 18, 2005: Release of the MSRP Restoration
Plan and Programmatic EIS / EIR.
November 16, 2005: California Coastal Commission consistency determination
October 28, 2005: Notice of the California Coastal Commission consistency
determination hearing for the MSRP Final Restoration Plan and Programmatic
May 9, 2005: Public Meeting at Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center
(Ventura, CA) describing the Draft Restoration Plan and soliciting public
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
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
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.
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
for the overall Montrose Settlements Restoration Program restoration plan
June 1, 2001: Release of scoping
(reintroducing bald eagles to the Northern Channel Islands).
Undated: Release of fact sheet describing
public involvement opportunities.
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