Gaviota Coast Recreation Survey

[update:  This survey is no longer active. Thank you for participating] The Santa Barbara County Trails Council is preparing a California Coastal Trail and Access Study for a 20 mile-long segment of the rural Gaviota Coast. The Study identifies trail easements, coastal access points to unspoiled beaches, and scenic mesas to complete a major coastal hiking trail along this a pristine of...
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Gaviota Coast Draft Plan Hearings

. Protect Gaviota Coast Public Access The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission hearings held on June 11th and 26th addressed the Recreation section of the draft Gaviota Coast Plan, which will in effect set trail policy along the Gaviota Coast for the next couple of decades. The hearings were an opportunity for community members to speak in support of the positive aspects of the draft Gaviota...
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Protect Gaviota Coast Public Access

We have good news. In response to overwhelming public support, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission has agreed to study a near-shore location for the California Coastal Trail on the Gaviota Coast. However, only part of the job is done. Without inclusion of strong policies, regulations and incentives in the draft Gaviota Plan, the dream of a 20-mile-long near-shore trail along the Gaviota...
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October 24th Presentation: California Coastal Trail

The Ellwood and Gaviota Coast Join us on Wednesday October 24th from 7pm to 8:30pm for a presentation and panel discussion on the California Coast Trail (CCT) in Santa Barbara County. The future of public access to and along the Ellwood-Gaviota Coast will be discussed by local experts from the Santa Barbara Trails Council, The Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the County Riding and Hiking Trails...
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Upcoming Events

The Trails Council Calendar provides information about upcoming events as well as our schedule of ExComm and Board meetings. You are welcome to join us at any of our regularly scheduled meetings. Currently we meet at the offices of Tynan Investments at 121 Gray Avenue in downtown Santa Barbara on the third floor. november, 2017 Sort Options Sort By: date
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CA Coastal Trail Galleries

SBTC is actively involved in securing access for the public to portions of the CA Coastal Trail in Goleta and along the Gaviota coast. Much of the coastline is help privately but as development occurs on these properties we are working closely with other local non-profit organizations to establish easements along the coastal bluff top.  
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