By Steve Ferry, Project Leader [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 8 of El Tecolote March-May 2021.] SBAS is tilting at windmills again! After a years-long effort to make the Strauss Wind Energy Project near Lompoc safer for birds (article here), SBAS has tackled the Manzana Wind Power Project. The… Read more »
The Conservation Committee acts locally to advocate for strong protections for birds and bird habitat, with an emphasis on riparian areas and regional open spaces. We do this through a variety of means, including providing expert knowledge, thorough analysis and public comment, meetings with local officials, and outreach through our supporters. We welcome your interest and involvement.
The Conservation and Science Committees meet jointly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the MacVeagh House of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
For further information contact Conservation@SantaBarbaraAudubon.org
By Steve Ferry, Project Leader [Editor’s note: This is the full article referred to on page 6 of El Tecolote March-May 2020.] The Strauss Wind Energy Project is a wind farm slated to be built on 3,000 acres of range land about four miles south of the city of Lompoc. The project will comprise 29… Read more »
Update Sunday 11/17 Are you are planning to speak at the hearing? If so, please arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 20! The Strauss FEIR will be first on the hearing agenda. County staff and the project applicant will speak, immediately followed by SBAS. The Commissioners would like all SBAS speakers to present consecutively. Speaker time allotments… Read more »
Update: 29 July 2019 Below are links to the comment letters (pdf format) that Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS), La Purisima Audubon Society (LPAS) and the Law Office of Marc Chytilo have submitted to the Santa Barbara County Planning Department in response to the Strauss Wind Energy Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR). At… Read more »
For those of you having problems with accessing the talking points or sample letter… here are some simple text files to download. Do not expect that the text files will look like the nicely formatted letter that Steve ferry submitted. You will have to do some formatting on your own. Sample Letter Talking Points