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Discover Outside 2024

June 13-16 and June 20-23 Discover Outside is a series of free, family-friendly events sponsored by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Join us and start your summer with discovery, exploration, and delight! Please note that some events require prior registration. Check back on this page regularly for the most current event information! Details...

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Land Trust Treks

Land Trust Treks are a free, public series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust.

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Visit Arroyo Hondo Preserve

The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is open to the public on the first and third full weekends of each month, advanced reservations required.

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News Stories

03.20.2024 NEWS

Press Release: The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Welcomes New Director of Development, Reaches 57,304 Acres of Conservation

Santa Barbara, CA (March 20, 2024) – The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County proudly announces the appointment of Vanessa Stowers as the new Director of Development and Communications. Bringing a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted connection to the region, Stowers will lead efforts in fundraising and community engagement to further the organization’s mission...

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12.18.2023 NEWS

THE LAND: Fall 2023 Newsletter

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12.18.2023 NEWS

THE LAY OF THE LAND: 2023 Impact Report

Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) in Review: A Report on Impact, Appreciation, & Accomplishment

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11.17.2023 NEWS

In the News: Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, The Nature Conservancy, and Vandenberg Space Force Base Partner to Ensure Enduring Conservation of Southern California’s Last Wild Coast

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and The Nature Conservancy have partnered with Vandenberg Space Force Base to execute a $15 million conservation easement over the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. Check out the headlines! GET THE STORIES:

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11.16.2023 NEWS

Press Release: Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, The Nature Conservancy, and Vandenberg Space Force Base Partner to Ensure Enduring Conservation of Southern California’s Last Wild Coast

SANTA BARBARA, CA—Today, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in partnership with Vandenberg Space Force Base, announced the execution of a $15 million conservation easement that maximizes conservation protections and secures funds critical to long term land management of the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. Located along the Gaviota Coast, the largest stretch of...

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Upcoming Events

01.17.202401.20.2024 EVENTS

2024 Volunteer Information Sessions

Join us for an information session on January 17 or January 20 to learn more about becoming an Arroyo Hondo Preserve Docent or Land Trust Trek Guide, helping with native habitat restoration and other volunteer opportunities in 2024!

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09.10.2023 EVENTS

Picnic at the Preserve 2023

This fall, we’re going on a picnic. SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2023 11:30AM – 4:00PM We hope that you’ll join us for the Land Trust’s Picnic at the Preserve fundraiser! Imagine an autumn picnic at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve with unique Land Trust experiences, auction items, delicious food, music, wine, and friends. The picnic will feature a...

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