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Land Trust Partners with Betteravia Farms

The Land Trust Partners with Betteravia Farms in a win-win for agriculture and endangered species.

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Inside this issue: anticipating the Strategic Plan, a tribute to two special women, a fresh face on the Board of Trustees, and a new conservation easement at Betteravia Farms! Check out the Spring newsletter to stay current with the Land Trust.

Groundbreaking: Innovative Pacts Help Save Farmland, Ease Succession

The March issue of Farm & Ranch includes an article on conservation easements for farmers. Long-time Land Trust supporter Art Hibbits and Hibbits Ranch is featured—along with quotes from Land Trust Executive Director Chet Work.

Lunch and Learn: Become a Docent!

Docents have been an integral piece to the education program at our Arroyo Hondo Preserve, enriching the experience of those who visit. Docents are trained by regional experts to lead educational hikes for adults and school groups at this gorgeous…

The Land: Land Trust Fall Newsletter

Check out our Fall Newsletter for all the news.

A Very Different Walk on More Mesa

On September 29, the Land Trust hosted a full moon hike on More Mesa with local naturalist and biologist Ted Mullen. Below, is the write up by More Mesa Preservation Coalition President, Valerie Olson. Continuing with our “Walk on More…

Protecting family farms: Land Trust highlights conservation efforts

On Tuesday, Work and Land Trust board member Erik Gregersen gave a seminar about using conservation easements and the preservation of family farms in the county.

Land Trust County Tour Travels Back Stage

Earlier this month, 40 Land Trust donors who helped us meet our year end goal were given a behind-the-scenes look a several Land Trust properties.

Making Progress At Ennisbrook

The Land Trust’s work in Monetcito’s Ennisbrook neighborhood continues at the 44-acre San Ysidro Oak Woodland.

Update on the Rincon Bluffs Preserve

The Land Trust and the City of Carpinteria are working on the final details of the easement of the Rincon Bluffs.

Bringing the San Ysidro Oak Woodland Back- Better than Ever

For the past several months, Land Trust staff has been working closely with the Ennisbrook Home Owners Association in Montecito to strategize ways to clear mud and flood debris from the 44-acre San Ysidro Oak Woodland.

The Land: Spring Newsletter

Check out our Spring Newsletter for all the news, including "The Protective Power of Conserved Land" and "Fire in the Chaparral", both addressing the impact of the recent Thomas Fire.

A Focus on Resilience After Southern California Fires

As Southern California communities look to rebuild after enduring devastating wildfires and mudslides, there is a growing call for more focus on forest resilience and smarter planning.

Arroyo Hondo Docent Training 2018

Spend springtime enjoying the beauty of Arroyo Hondo Preserve as you learn to become a Docent for this glorious natural paradise.

Land Trust Achieves 10-year Record

Land Trust Conserves 2 More Properties at the End of 2017 Achieving a 10-year Record SANTA BARBARA, CA – Another record-breaking year is in the books at the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. With two conservation easements completed in…

Record-breaking Year for the Land Trust

The Land Trust completed five conservation easements in 2017—two concluded in the last days of December! 2017 conservation acreage total: 1,664 acres. The Land Trust’s lifetime conservation is now more than 27,000 acres.

Land Trust Announces Carpinteria Bluffs III has been Named

After public input and review last month, an official, “real,” name has been determined for Carpinteria Bluffs III. The permanently protected open space will be called Rincon Bluffs Preserve.

The Land: Fall Newsletter

Check out our Fall Newsletter for all the news, including "Dispatches from the Field" with our Conservation Manager, Graham Wesolowski, new Hot Springs Trail signage, and 88 acres protected in Toro Canyon.

Land Trust Selected as Carpinteria’s Fall Outstanding Community Partner

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has been selected as the City of Carpinteria's Outstanding Community Partner award recipient for Fall 2017. See the news from City Hall here.

New Deal Protects Unique Land On South Coast

Now, through a unique deal, more than 80 acres of this property will be preserved forever.

Toro Canyon’s Hay Hill Further Protected

Toro Canyon’s Hay Hill is home to a win-win-win land deal as John Gabbert, the new owner of the 88-acre property, recently shook hands with the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

With Funds Secure to Buy Bluffs, Land Trust Has Reason to Celebrate

Just 15 months ago, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County launched a $7.9 million campaign to buy Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point.

Conservation Groups Raise Millions to Purchase Carpinteria Bluffs Property

Just 14 months ago, the Land Trust launched an ambitious $7.9 million campaign to purchase Carpinteria Bluffs III, a small but important portion of the larger Carpinteria Bluffs area that overlooks Rincon Point.

Bluffs III fundraising wraps ahead of schedule

Undeveloped coastal properties rank among the most valuable commodities in California, and protecting them is a battle often lost. Carpinterians, however, have triumphed not once but twice, as this week the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County announced the completion of its $7.9 million campaign to preserve the 21-acre Bluffs III property on the east end of Carpinteria Avenue.

Carpinteria Bluffs Permanently Preserved

Raising $6.9 million, the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County is now the proud owner of 21 acres of open space on the Carpinteria Bluffs, a piece of oceanfront land that, over the years, investors have pushed to develop into a destination resort ​— ​only to be rebuffed by a conservation-minded community willing to back up sentiment with lots of cash.
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