Agriculture

Fire, ecology, and land stewardship on the Gaviota Coast

Observations and Lessons Learned by Guner Tautrim Last year Gaviota experienced yet another wildfire (the Alisal Fire) which burned just under 17,000 acres in total. Winter has come and gone and although we did experience a few good storms our …

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From “No Trespassing” To The Welcome Mat

by Janet Koed On February 12, Steve and I headed out for a low tide hike at Naples with a good-sized group of folks. After years of hiking on Naples, we no longer expect to be sent away, and the …

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Gaviota and Black History Month

by Janet Koed When I read the article in the Santa Barbara Independent, “Black History Started Here in Santa Barbara”, I was impressed by the historical documentation of Eric Hvolbol. It wasn’t the first time Gaviota Coast Conservancy learned new …

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Santa Barbara Natives

By Andrea Hoot On the most recent Gaviota Coast Conservancy field trip, we visited Santa Barbara Natives, which is a plant nursery located on the property of La Paloma Ranch. The drive up the canyon road was stunning, and the …

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Regenerative Ranching – Jalama Canyon Ranch

By Phil McKenna Jalama Canyon Ranch is a 1,000-acre ranch nestled in an inland valley at the end of a dirt road that heads west from Jalama Road, the scenic drive that runs between Highway 1 and the beach at …

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Gaviota Givings Delivers Ranch-Raised Pork

By Doug Kern Sixth-Generation Farmer Guner Tautrim Selling Sausage, Shoulders, Ham Steaks, and More Here is a great article in the Santa Barbara Independent about our own Guner Tautrim and his ranch! https://www.independent.com/2020/04/14/gaviota-givings-delivers-ranch-raised-pork/

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