Welcome

 

Welcome to the Coastal Southern California Science and Learning website! This website delivers information about the resources and scientific activities underway in three national parks along the Southern California coast – Cabrillo National Monument, Channel Islands National Park, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. These parks represent one of the most outstanding examples of ecosystems supported by the Mediterranean climate region and each contain a rich and varied array of natural and cultural resources. The parks, together with their partners, are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region’s unique resources through science and education. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the park and protected pages to discover the particular resources found at each of these special places.

  Highlights

  • NEW!! Applications for Research and Learning Grants were due August 15, 2013 and is now closed. Confirmation emails were sent to applicants who submitted their proposal by the deadline. Please contact Lena Lee at lena_lee@nps.gov if you did not receive a confirmation email. Please visit the Research Grant Program page for more information.
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area aims to expand the distribution of the federally-threatened California red-legged frog. Read a story and watch a video about this project.
  • Welcome! This site is still under development. Please bear with us as we continue to improve and expand its content.

 

All photos above courtesy of NPS except the top banner photo by Tim Hauf.