Coastal Fall 2018 Update!

We’ve suddenly seen increased demand for core ESRM courses as our major has started to grow in leaps and bounds.  ESRM 462-Coastal and Marine Management has always had a single lecture and single activity section for the 13 years we’ve been teaching this foundational course for our program here at CSUCI.  This fall is marks[…]

ESRM at Coastal Commission

This past Friday, the California Coastal Commission met in Port Hueneme for a comparatively brief meeting which covered a really interesting variety of topics spanning everything from the Rindge Dam removal and beach-permitted sediment deposition in the wake of the Montecito mudslides to development woes in Venice Beach and testimony claiming an FBI agent argued that[…]

A Native Garden for CINPS!

Our students have been busy (as usual) in the sustainability realm.  Most recently, Andy Spyrka helmed a project to redesign the entry garden at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor.  He was joined by a host of ESRM students and alums, most notably Amanda Shepherd.  Andy, Amanda, and a team that included consultants and the Ventura Master Gardeners revamped the overgrown area, turning it into a great mix of drought-tolerant natives.  Their mantra was “keep it cheap, within reach, and California native-based.”  Check it out next time you are in the harbor! […]

Cause

He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.

–Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2

The news we had feared for so long spread quickly this past Monday. Our friend and colleague Dr. Cause Hanna had succumbed to his 10-month struggle with cancer. Classes were cancelled, tears were shed, and a large hole spread across so many of our lives. He was 35.

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