Description: This film chronicles the journey of the bald eagle's recovery from disappearance on the Channel Islands in the 1960s from DDT contamination, overhunting, and egg collecting to today's population of about 60 birds on four Channel Islands, some that are successfully breeding. Film Correction: Annie Little's title should say "Wildlife Biologist, Montrose Settlements Restoration Program"
Description: Volunteers and staff from the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program journeyed to Santa Barbara Island for a mass planting of native shrubs. After a long day of intense labor over 1,000 native plants were placed in the ground that will provide suitable nesting habitat for Xantus's Murrelets and Cassin's Auklets. These are two seabirds that originally nested in large numbers on Santa Barbara Island until the non-native ice plant took over parts of the island reducing the amount of suitable nesting habitat. This short film shows the challenges of working in a unique environment and the intrigue of this tiny island off of California's coast.
Description: Seabird biologists organized a planting trip to Scorpion Rock off of Santa Cruz Island. The planting was part of a seabird habitat restoration project for Cassin's Auklets. These seabirds create nests by burrowing under native shrub habitat. Biologists removed the non-native plants that prevented seabirds from nesting on the rock and planted 3,000 native plants this year. Water, people, and supplies are brought over to Scorpion Rock by skiffs from Scorpion Ranch Harbor, Santa Cruz Island. This short film shows the process of restoring native vegetation to a tiny rock island.
Description: Olivia, a park ranger, and Max, an island fox, are hosts on this adventure to the Channel Islands. Once at the islands, you will learn about how NOAA's Montrose Settlements Restoration Program is working with the Institute for Wildlife Studies and the Channel Islands National Park to bring Bald Eagles back to the islands
Description: Olivia, a park ranger, and Max, an island fox, are hosts on this adventure to the Channel Islands. Once at the islands, you will learn about two very important seabird restoration projects that NOAA's Montrose Settlements Restoration Program is currently working on to help the seabirds that nest on the islands.
Description: This short animation film talks about how DDT and PCBs have moved up the food chain and contaminate some of the fish caught in Southern California. There are some tips on how to prepare the fish as well as some species to avoid eating.
Description: A short film about the benefits of wetland restoration and the contribution from the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (MSRP). The film features volunteers helping to plant, information about the construction efforts involved in restoration, and interviews with local biologists. MSRP consists of six Federal and California State Agencies that oversee restoration of natural resources of Southern California that were impacted by DDT and PCBs.