Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Channel Islands Restoration

Channel Islands Restoration protects rare and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat in sensitive and unique natural areas on the California Channel Islands and adjacent mainland. We educate a variety of groups about the value of native habitat and how to protect it. We recruit volunteers and identify and develop public and private funding sources for habitat restoration programs. We create collaborative relationships within the environmental community. CIR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

CIR works under an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department, Parks Division to provide habitat restoration, stewardship and education at the San Marcos Foothills Preserve. For more information about CIR, visit our web page: or send us an email at: