Over the past several years, with your support, the Land Trust has been at work taking inventory of the vital natural resources of Santa Barbara County—the productive agricultural lands, important watersheds, critical wildlife habitat, and outdoor spaces that contribute to our health, cultural heritage, and regional economy.
Using what we have learned, the Land Trust has just completed a five-year strategic plan that sets out our vision for the future of land conservation in Santa Barbara County and an expansion of our work.
We plan to:
- achieve 35,000 to 45,000 total acres conserved countywide—approximately 2,500 per year
- conserve a key property on the Gaviota Coast
- explore the creation of a signature preserve—like Arroyo Hondo—for the people of the Santa Maria Valley
- expand public outreach and get more of our community invested—financially and politically—in our work
Our goals are ambitious and success will require organizational growth and community-wide support. As the Land Trust ramps up to conserve more land, we ask you to express your support for protecting wildlife habitat, thriving farms and ranches, and space for community recreation with a spring contribution. Working together, we will achieve more conservation in Santa Barbara County!
We are excited to expand our staff for this new phase of proactive conservation and look forward to your involvement.
Express your support by donating today.