Channel Islands National Park

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Channel Islands National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Channel Islands National Park
US locator map
Location California
Nearest city Santa Barbara, CA
Area[1] 249,561 acres (1,009.9 km²)
{79,019 acres (319.8 km²) federal}
Established March 5, 1980
Visitors[2] 360,806 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Channel Islands



Channel Islands National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the state of California and consists of five islands off the coast of southern California, near Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The islands are biologically diverse, and home to more than a hundred species found nowhere else in the world. Though most of the park is owned by the National Park Service, part of one of the islands is privately held by the Nature Conservancy.

References

  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007
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