The Conservancy’s Conservation programs focus on resiliency of the Island and its plant and animal populations, partnerships with researchers and implementation of long-term studies, preservation of historic cultural resources, and synergy of conservation efforts with education and recreation programming.
Preserving habitat via plant management is one of the major initiatives of the Conservancy. Catalina is home to nine endemic plant species and over 40 rare plant species. Learn more about these initiatives here!Learn More
The Wildlife Program supports resilient native animal populations where rare and endemic Island fauna are not at risk. Learn more about how the wildlife team is actively conserving over 50 endemic species including the Catalina Island fox, Catalina Island Ornate shrew, seabirds, herpetofauna, and songbirds.Learn More
Catalina’s Plants & Animals
Catalina Island is a haven for biodiversity with 16 unique and rare plant communities and at least 60 known species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. See the full list of plants and animals, native and non-native, that are found on Catalina Island.Plants & Animals
The Catalina Island Conservancy maintains active collaborations with partners in academia, research institutions, NGOs and other land trusts to expand the knowledge and educational base for its own and society’s management needs.Learn More
Catalina Island is a living laboratory for the exploration of all manner of applied and theoretical questions. To do research on Conservancy land a permit and proposal is required.Learn More
The Catalina Island Conservancy hosts paid internships in collaboration with the American Conservation Experience ACE, USC, and CSULB. Students and young professionals spend time on Catalina Island, contributing to conservation efforts during a “learn-by-doing” experience.Learn More