Santa Barbara Land Trust Events + News

New Deal Protects Unique Land On South Coast

New Deal Protects Unique Land On South Coast

Now, through a unique deal, more than 80 acres of this property will be preserved forever.

Toro Canyon’s Hay Hill Further Protected

Toro Canyon’s Hay Hill Further Protected

Toro Canyon’s Hay Hill is home to a win-win-win land deal as John Gabbert, the new owner of the 88-acre property, recently shook hands with the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

With Funds Secure To Buy Bluffs, Land Trust Has Reason To Celebrate

With Funds Secure to Buy Bluffs, Land Trust Has Reason to Celebrate

Just 15 months ago, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County launched a $7.9 million campaign to buy Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point.

Conservation Groups Raise Millions To Purchase Carpinteria Bluffs Property

Conservation Groups Raise Millions to Purchase Carpinteria Bluffs Property

Just 14 months ago, the Land Trust launched an ambitious $7.9 million campaign to purchase Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point.

Bluffs III Fundraising Wraps Ahead Of Schedule

Bluffs III fundraising wraps ahead of schedule

Undeveloped coastal properties rank among the most valuable commodities in California, and protecting them is a battle often lost. Carpinterians, however, have triumphed not once but twice, as this week the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County announced the completion of its $7.9 million campaign to preserve the 21-acre Bluffs III property on the east end of Carpinteria Avenue.

Carpinteria Bluffs Permanently Preserved

Carpinteria Bluffs Permanently Preserved

Raising $6.9 million, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is now the proud owner of 21 acres of open space on the Carpinteria Bluffs, a piece of oceanfront land that, over the years, investors have pushed to develop into a destination resort ​— ​only to be rebuffed by a conservation-minded community willing to back up sentiment with lots of cash.

Carpinteria Bluffs III Awarded $144K CREF Grant

Carpinteria Bluffs III awarded $144K CREF grant

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $144,750 Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) grant to the City of Carpinteria towards the acquisition of the Carpinteria Bluffs III property on June 20. The grant brings Bluffs III fundraising…

Question + Answer With Arturo Tello, Carp Bluffs Artist-turned-advocate

Question + Answer with Arturo Tello, Carp Bluffs Artist-turned-advocate

Summer 2017 edition of Carpinteria Magazine (page 84) featuring an interview with artist-turned-advocate Arturo Tello.

Land Trust Newsletter Spring 2017

Land Trust Newsletter Spring 2017

Get the latest copy of our Newsletter, The Land. Want to receive a hard copy? Contact Jennifer Stroh, Membership Coordinator, about becoming a member or renewing your membership.  

Our Coastline, OAK Group Exhibit

Our Coastline, OAK Group Exhibit

Circling back to their original benefit show decades ago, The Oak Group once again contributes to saving more of the Carpinteria bluffs with a benefit art exhibit, “Coastline,” which is online through April 30, 2017. Guest artists Kevin Gleason, Kaaren…

State Grant Nearly Completes Bluffs III Fundraising

State Grant Nearly Completes Bluffs III Fundraising

Bluffs III recently received a $450,000 windfall from the California Transportation Commission in the form of an Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program grant. The grant nearly completes fundraising for the 21-acre bluff top property located on the east end of…

Land Trust Moves Closer To Paying Off Carp Bluffs

Land Trust Moves Closer to Paying Off Carp Bluffs

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has moved $450,000 closer to paying off its purchase of 21 undeveloped oceanfront acres in Carpinteria that had long been eyeballed by hotel and resort developers. With a $3 million down payment last…

Carp Bluffs III

Carp Bluffs III

  We can save one more stretch of open coastline in Carpinteria! Now through December 31, 2016, your donation of $10 or more will be matched by $100! Click here to learn more and donate now! Click here for press release distributed…

Land Trust Newsletter Fall 2016

Land Trust Newsletter Fall 2016

Get the latest copy of our Newsletter, The Land. Want to receive a hard copy? Contact Jennifer Stroh, Membership Coordinator, about becoming a member or renewing your membership.      

Living History At La Purisima Ranch  With Paul & Tina McEnroe

Living History at La Purisima Ranch with Paul & Tina McEnroe

Tina and Paul McEnroe worked closely with the Land Trust in the early 2000s to complete an agricultural easement for their 1,007-acre Rancho La Purisma, located in the Purisima Hills north of Buellton. Both Paul and Tina had direct experience with…

Celebrating History: The Carpinteria Bluffs

Celebrating History: The Carpinteria Bluffs

Read the Montecito Journal article here

Saving The Rest Of The Bluffs

Saving the Rest of the Bluffs

Read the Coastal View News article here

Major New Push To Preserve Carp Bluffs

Major New Push to Preserve Carp Bluffs

Read the Santa Barbara Independent article here

Preservation Groups Purchase 21 Acres Of Carpinteria Bluffs

Preservation Groups Purchase 21 Acres of Carpinteria Bluffs

Read the Noozhawk article here

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Jordan Brothers Farms

Jordan Brothers Farms

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and The Trust for Public Land today protected the 780-acre Jordan property, a Lompoc Valley farm that dates to shortly after California became a state. The property will be permanently protected from future…

100-Acre Big Bend Ranch Donated To Land Trust

100-Acre Big Bend Ranch Donated to Land Trust

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County announced today that its nearly 24,000-acre portfolio of protected natural resources and agricultural countryside now includes the 100-acre Big Bend Ranch, donated by Judy and Jack Stapelmann. Located in the El Jaro Creek…

Lines Cast At Fifth Annual No-Motor Sportfishing Tournament Saturday, Nov. 7

Lines Cast at Fifth Annual No-Motor Sportfishing Tournament Saturday, Nov. 7

The Sportfishing Conservancy along with the Carpinteria and Santa Barbara sportfishing clubs will kick off the fifth annual no-motor fishing contest from Danny’s Deli in Carpinteria beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. The idea behind the no-motor rule is two-fold: first…

Building Franklin Trail

Building Franklin Trail

Slideshow of images on the construction of Franklin Trail

First Land Conservation Bank Established In SB County

First Land Conservation Bank Established in SB County

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Conservation Land Group, and Rancho Purisima, LLC announced today that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have formally approved the 853-acre La Purisima Conservation Bank in northern Santa Barbara County.