The Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint is a project of the Santa Barbara Foundation’s LEAF Initiative (Landscapes, Ecosystems, Agriculture, Food Systems), the Cachuma Resource Conservation District and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. Over the course of 18-24 months, we will work with the community to develop an atlas of natural resources and land assets in Santa Barbara County for wide range of end users and planning scenarios.
We hope that this tool will be the basis for informed discussions on shared values and community needs, such as working farms and ranches, open space, parks, recreational opportunities or housing, culminating in a comprehensive written plan to serve as a roadmap for conservation planning in the county.
The project launch is planned for spring of 2017. See Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint to have a look around and learn more, and feel free to contact us through that website with suggestions or questions.