Boy Scout Camp | MARINe

Boy Scout Camp

Click here for Long-Term trends

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Boy Scout Camp is located in the Southern Channel Islands, within an Area of Special Biological Significance (San Clemente Island ASBS). This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Clemente Island. Visitation to this site is limited to fishing and tidepooling navy personnel and a handful of researchers. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Boy Scout Camp biodiversity survey overview

Boy Scout Camp is dominated by a mixture of consolidated volcanic bedrock and boulder fields, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock and boulder fields. The primary coastal orientation of this site is northeast.

Boy Scout Camp long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Boy Scout Camp were established in 2011 and are done by Navy Marine Ecology Consortium. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Tetraclita (Pink Barnacle), Silvetia (Golden Rockweed), Egregia (Feather-Boa Kelp) and Pisaster (Ochre Star). Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2009, 2013, and 2019.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 30 meters (along shore) x 15 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Boy Scout Camp, please contact Suzanne Graham ( or Jessica Bredvik (