By Doug Kern
The State is engaged in the Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program (HRCAP), a planning process to create responsible public access across the 8.5 mile coastline of Hollister Ranch. This planning process began with the 1982 Hollister Ranch Access Plan, which was never implemented.
This process is proceeding quickly so it is important to make your opinions known now. The State has created the 3rd in a series of online public surveys, this one to examine the HRCAP’s Objectives and Evaluation Criteria. We encourage you to read through the HRCAP’s eight (8) Objectives and provide input on the Evaluation Criteria at the following link:
Do the Objectives and Evaluation Criteria make sense? What has been omitted and what ideas will you contribute to make this a better plan?
Make your voice known so this vital link in the California Coastal Trail can be realized. Sign up at the end of the survey to receive notices and updates.
The California Coastal Commission has a comprehensive website outlining the elements of the present planning process, historical documents, photographs, court records, and more.
Thank you for your participation in this survey, and for making your voice heard in this process!
PS – the Gaviota Coast Conservancy has taken the laboring oar to make public access to Hollister Ranch a reality. Please send a contribution, consider us in your estate planning, or volunteer with GCC. As Peter Douglas immortalized, “the coast is never saved, it’s always being saved.”