Anacapa Island Wharf Rehabilitation Title I, II, and III Services

Channel Islands National Park, Ventura

The inadequate and deteriorated wharf on Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park led to an unfortunate incident that prompted the National Park Service (NPS) to accelerate replacement of the park’s dock.

Anchor QEA managed the Title I, II, and III efforts that included designing and cost estimating of the replacement wharf; managing all permitting and compliance for the NPS under the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 (including marine archaeology); preparing a California Environmental Quality Act exemption support memorandum and applications for permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the National Marine Sanctuary; and coordinating with the NPS and the agencies throughout the permitting process.

Project Impact

The project will improve the island’s visitor experience and will result in immediate safety and efficiency benefits for NPS staff and visitors. The new wharf will feature a unique lift apparatus to improve the safety of operations, solve access issues, and respond to projected sea-level rise. Landside and utility upgrades are also part of the project, which remains under construction.

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