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Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint Preview & Input Meeting – Santa Maria
April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Barbara County is a special place with unmatched scenery, abundant recreation opportunities, an incredible diversity of plants and animals, and productive agricultural lands – all of which contribute to our economy and quality of life. County residents and landowners have been good stewards of these resources with a long history of effective land management, and conservation. Yet with increasing population pressure on scarce natural resources, along with the new realities of climate change, we need tools to better understand our landscape and to think together about how to address these pressures in a way that creates a more resilient and adaptable future for us all.
The purpose of the Blueprint is to provide a public data platform and common language to support in depth conversations and decisions about our shared aspirations. Technical and community input over the last 18 months have led to the online spatial mapping ‘Atlas’ and the Conservation Blueprint report that will be previewed at this event. It is our hope that, with your engagement and support, the Blueprint will offer a new avenue for better understanding our current condition and creating a landscape of opportunity for generations to come.
At this special public forum you will:
* Preview and explore the Blueprint report and online Atlas mapping tool
* Provide feedback on information that has been collected on key opportunities and challenges for conservation in the County
* Help shape the future of the project and the positive impact it can have in our County
The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:45 PM.
**An optional hands on introduction to the Blueprint “Atlas” is offered immediately after the meeting.** Here you can learn more about the tool, how it is being customized for community needs, and how it can be used to support a better future for all County residents. Bring a laptop or tablet to participate.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Lean more and register at https://sbcblueprint.net/
We look forward to sharing the Conservation Blueprint with you!