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Salt Marsh and Estuary Wetlands on Gaviota Coast

by Greg Karpain The Gaviota Coast spans 76 miles and some 200,000 acres located in western Santa Barbara County between Coal Oil Point and Point Sal. Its southern portion lies between the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Los …

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A Vision Through the Mist

by Janet Koed Today I had a special moment you might appreciate. It starts out with a group meeting up for a kayak day trip at Refugio. Met by some disappointing foggy weather, we launched into the familiar abyss. Water …

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We’ve Lost a Champion

Lee Moldaver, Community Activist and Organizer, Cofounder of Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Has Died Nick Welsh shares thoughtful details and memories in his beautiful profile of Lee in the Santa Barbara Independent.  Josh Molina of Noozhawk interviewed our board president, Steve …

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Santa Barbara Ranch: aka Naples

By Phil McKenna Naples is the backbone of the eastern Gaviota Coast. It is 2 miles from Santa Barbara County’s Urban Limit Line that creates the boundary between the city of Goleta and the rural lands of the Gaviota Coast. …

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New River Gorge National Park – A New Park

By Steve Forsell Yes there is another new National Park which was designated in December 2020. Having visited all of the other 62 National Parks, my wife, Mary, and I were anxious to keep our list up to date and …

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