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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

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.
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