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2021 Lunch & Learn Series Online

WHAT IS A LUNCH & LEARN? Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. Explore topics ranging from local mushrooms, botany, wildlife behavior, nature journaling, and more— all led by experts in a virtual…

Choose Your Own Adventure in Santa Barbara County

From the hills and valleys of North County to the salty Gaviota Coast and the orchards and beaches of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County land nourishes both wild and human communities. With plenty of places to explore, our map has a…

THE LAND Spring 2021 Newsletter

The spring/summer edition of THE LAND newsletter is out! Get the latest news on conservation projects in Santa Barbara County, including how one person's gift helped conserve Jalama Canyon Ranch, what's new at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, plus, a map…

In the News: Farming for the Future at Jalama Canyon Ranch

“We can bring this money to the table and protect their agriculture forever, but it’s also addressing climate resilience issues and economic vitality. It’s like a triple bottom-line win,” said Meredith Hendricks, executive director of The Land Trust for Santa…

In the News: Conserving Jalama Canyon Ranch

Jalama Canyon Ranch is now protected under a conservation easement held by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County! The successful funding effort included state, local, and private entities, with the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) awarding the Land…

Meredith Hendricks on Money Talk Podcast

In March, Land Trust Executive Director Meredith Hendricks joined Money Talk hosts Dianne Duva and Neil Kreisel to discuss conservation and the various tools the Land Trust uses to conserve land, help farmers and ranchers reach their land goals, as…

Why the Santa Barbara Independent is Calling Meredith Hendricks the Deal Maker

This Earth Day, Land Trust Executive Director Meredith Hendricks was named the Deal Maker in the Santa Barbara Independent's cover story on eight of Santa Barbara County's community environmental leaders... Read the full story here or below: https://www.independent.com/2021/04/21/fresh-faces-of-environmental-action-for-earth-day/

Meredith Hendricks’ Ag Roots in Central Coast Farm & Ranch Magazine

Land Trust executive director Meredith Hendricks and her family's agricultural roots are featured in an article by Kim Lamb Gregory in the latest issue of Central Coast Farm & Ranch Magazine! Shortly after becoming executive director of the Land Trust…

In the News: Yellow Foxtrot a Win-Win for Ag and Endangered Species

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County joined with private equity firm Homestead Capital and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a mitigation agreement that provides a clear pathway to develop vineyard on the 684-acre property, while it conserves…

The Land Trust on KZSB Radio w/ Steve Forsell

On January 20, 2021, Executive Director Meredith Hendricks and Conservation Director Bruce Reitherman were interviewed on KZSB's Voices of Santa Barbara radio show with Steve Forsell. They talked land conservation in Santa Barbara County, working with willing landowners for stronger…

Year End Campaign Success— Thank YOU!

Thanks to the 482 people who gave to our campaign— we did it! The Land Trust is grateful for your continued support and for helping us reach our $400k year-end fundraising goal. Your generosity is funding land conservation successes in…

5 Ways to Support the Land Trust on #GivingTuesday

5 ways you can support the Land Trust on #givingtuesday:   1. Watch and share Stories of the Land    2. Give someone a membership to the Land Trust    3. Visit a place conserved by the Land Trust 4.…

Local Producers Guide 2020

THE LAND Fall 2020 Newsletter

The 2020 Fall/Winter edition of THE LAND newsletter is out! Read about New Executive Director Meredith Hendricks, support local producers with our guide, and find out how your support is driving important land conservation projects forward.

Rincon Bluffs Preserve Progress in the News

https://youtu.be/iWaPABlpc7Y On November 9, the Carpinteria City Council reviewed and voted to approve a proposal to draft a site plan for the Rincon Bluffs property. These plans are the first step towards being able to apply for a Coastal Development…

Meet Meredith Hendricks, New Executive Director

https://vimeo.com/473616203 The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County welcomes a new executive director with local roots, Meredith Hendricks, following an extensive nationwide search. Hendricks joins the Land Trust at a time when the organization is pushing ahead several significant conservation…

School and Family Resources for Visiting Arroyo Hondo Preserve | Recursos para escuelas y familias

School and Family Resources | Recursos para escuelas y familias View and download these handy trail resources for your family or school's next trip to Arroyo Hondo! Lee y descarga estos prácticos recursos para el próximo viaje de tu familia…

The Land Trust Nationally Recognized for Reaccreditation

In the News: The Land Trust Nationally Recognized for Reaccreditation The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has been at the forefront of county-wide land conservation for more than 30 years, conserving nearly 30,000 acres of wild and agricultural land…

Land Trust and Campbell Ranch in Farm & Ranch Magazine

From CENTRAL COAST FARM & RANCH·THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 Read the full article or download the PDF:

Midland School; Grass Mountain; Santa Ynez Valley

Conservation and Inclusive Communities

Ongoing violence against Black and Brown communities at systemic and individual levels of our society make it clear that there is more work to do for true liberation, equity, and safety for community members of color. Thank you to those…

Birding at Arroyo Hondo

Whether you are an avid avian watcher or new to the world of birding, volunteer coordinator Sally Isaacson created these simple bird guides with helpful identification tips and information for various species, as well as notes specific to species found…

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