CSUCI student contemplates the long-term impacts of grazing management on Santa Rosa Island

ESRM Land Use Goes Service Learning

Land Use: Old Class, New Format Our university is embedded in our local community; our students come here from local communities; our graduates return to these communities. Understanding the relationships between communities, their people, lands, and laws is a critical component in the ESRM portfolio. In light of our local students and local focus, we[…]

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[…]


CSU Channel Islands Environmental Science and Resource Management department hosted their first 2018 Spring Speaker Series Event. This year’s theme is “engagement in environmental change” and the first lecture was from two young California artists, each with a background in marine science. Natalie Arnoldi is currently working on a series of portraits (in oil) of[…]

Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS)

The Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is now open for registration and abstract submissions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. VPS is a great opportunity for students to boost career potential, build a resume, and receive critical feedback-without the need to travel. The Virtual Poster Showcase is a new opportunity that allows undergraduate[…]

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! […]