Channel Islands National Park has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the proposed Elimination of Argentine Ants from Santa Cruz Island.

The park has been working with biologists for several years to develop effective methods for elimination of the ants with minimal short-term impacts to native species.

As we plan for control work throughout the range of the Argentine Ants on Santa Cruz Island, we will continue to accept input and augment the project mailing list to include additional interested persons.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 2. Conduct external scoping
Step 3. Refine alternatives
Step 4. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 5. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 6. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Analysis of public comment *
Step 8. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 9. Release final plan/decision document to the public

  Thank you for your interest in this project.