The Nature Conservancy’s successful island restoration and innovative conservation practices have inspired countless scientists and conservationists around the world. And now, Santa Cruz Island has motivated novelists as well. Best-selling author T.C. Boyle – author of such works as The Women, The Tortilla Curtain, and A Friend of the Earth – has written a new novel principally set on Santa Cruz Island and inspired by The Conservancy’s and the National Park Service’s scientists work. The story of Santa Cruz Island – and its incredible return from the brink of ecological collapse – is nothing short of remarkable. The Conservancy is announcing a contest to win a trip to this iconic place.
At 96 square miles, Santa Cruz Island is the largest and most biodiverse of California’s eight Channel Islands. It is graced with a nearly unimaginable 77-mile stretch of California coastline surrounding two mountain ranges which flank a central valley. Often referred to as the “Galapagos of North America,” Santa Cruz Island is home to animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth, including the Island fox and Island scrub-jay.
Come meet the scientists who are saving Santa Cruz Island and learn more about our work firsthand. You and a guest could win a trip to see animals like the Island fox that exist nowhere else on Earth and stay overnight at a historic ranch.
To enter the contest to win an island adventure click here
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