Santa Barbara Island

Growing Solutions students and volunteers have participated in seabird habitat restoration on Santa Barbara Island since 2007. This long-term project is part of the Montrose Settlements Restoration Programs. The specific restoration is targeted to the Xantus’s murrelets (a state threatened species) and the Cassin’s auklets by improving the native habitat. The island hosts a small temporary nursery to grow native plants which are outplanted in targeted areas.