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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…

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…

Completed Conservation Easement on Lompoc Family Farm in the News

In early April, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County purchased a 118-acre conservation easement near Lompoc from the Bob Campbell family, protecting critical habitat for federally endangered California tiger salamanders. California Department of Fish and Wildlife earmarked nearly $2…

Change Your Scenery with Virtual Backgrounds

We know you are missing spending more time in all the special outdoor spaces that make Santa Barbara County feel like home. Bring the outdoors in with our virtual backgrounds for your Zoom meetings, desktop wallpaper, or iPad. All photos…

Rincon Bluffs Transfer Featured in the News

The City of Carpinteria, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs and members of the Bluffs Advisory Board celebrated the transfer of the Rincon Bluffs Preserve to the City on March 27th, 2020, with…

Land Trust Alliance Features Land Trust for SB County in Conservation News Magazine!

Read about our recent Tri-County Land Trust Meetup on page 7!

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Conservation helping the climate, how the Arroyo Hondo Preserve serves Santa Barbara County's youth, a meeting of neighboring Land Trust minds, new and outgoing faces on the staff and board, and more.

Fall 2019 County Tour

On Friday, August 23rd, Land Trust Conservation Circle members enjoyed a tour of special properties around Carpinteria. We stopped first above the debris basin and orchards at Rancho Monte Alegre to learn about how agriculture and open space can act…

OAK Group Selects Land Trust as Beneficiary

OAK Group Selects Land Trust to Benefit from Exhibit: Icons of Preservation, 2019    For over thirty years, the OAK GROUP artists have contributed to the conservation of local lands for wildlife, recreation, ranching, and farming by donating a portion…

Betteravia Farms easement clears way for agriculture, protects salamander habitat

Santa Maria Times article
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