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A Sustainable Vision for Santa Barbara: Alternatives to the Tajiguas Landfill Expansion 

Time is running out!  The County of Santa Barbara is proposing a dangerous expansion of the Tajiguas Landfill, threatening the Gaviota Coast’s fragile ecosystem and our community’s health. The current expansion proposal for the Tajiguas Landfill represents a missed opportunity. […]

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Conserving the Gaviota Coast IN PICTURES AND STORIES

805-967-6030 vistas@vistaslifelonglearning.org Presented by: Phil McKenna Bethany Congregational Church 556 N. Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara The Gaviota Coast is the largest intact example of our Southern California Mediterranean coastal environment. Its 200,000 acres span 73 miles of coastline and 43

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GCC Appeal of El Capitan Canyon Resort “Area F1-F2” Expansion

By Ana Citrin The expansions at El Capitan Canyon Resort on the Gaviota Coast that SUN Communities, Inc. is pursuing are in several different stages in the permitting process.  The visible new construction on the north side of Highway 101

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At the End of the Day

by Janet Koed We all have different ways of measuring the success of our personal day’s accomplishments. Yesterday, mine started out with a trip to Dos Pueblos Ranch to count monarch butterflies for the record books. Accompanied by a couple

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Fall and Winter Hikes & Walks 2023

by Janet Koed Here is our schedule of hikes. Dates can change with weather dependency. Contact Janet@gaviotacoastconservancy.org if you want to be included on individual hike announcements and updates. Sunday, November 5, 4:00 – 6:00pm – Herb Hike at Baron

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Public Comment Opportunities on Two Environmental Documents:  Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary DEIS and Tajiguas Landfill Expansion DSEIR

First, the good news:  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting written public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS), the first Tribally-nominated national marine sanctuary designation in the

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