Submitted by Steve Ferry Residents of the Goleta Valley are alarmed by the recent, rapid, massive development that has occurred in their community. These huge developments are threatening the quality of life in the Good Land with traffic congestion, crowding, environmental degradation, and the loss of open space and bird habitat. Now, yet another developer… 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
California’s independent Coastal Commission has been an amazing success for 40 years. In all that time the Coastal Commission has done an admirable job of limiting development on our state’s remaining pristine coastline and beaches. Now this work may be threatened: From February 10th through 12th, the California Coastal Commission is meeting in Morro Bay…. Read more »
Update 5/25/2015 – Please be advised that the most current and up to date information regarding the oil spill and especially its impacts to COPR and the Snowy Plover nesting site are available on our Facebook page. Click the Facebook icon at the top of any page on our site. Below is an update… Read more »
There has been an oil pipeline rupture near Refugio State Beach today. You can read about it at: Noozhawk at this link: http://www.noozhawk.com/article/oil_spill_reported_on_coast_near_refugio Edhat: http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=153152 Santa Barbara Independent: http://www.independent.com/news/2015/may/19/big-oil-spill-along-refugio-coast/ Update 5/20/13 Read more from the Environmental Defense Center Want to help? See Noozhawk’s How to help page. Stay up to date at the Noozhawk main… Read more »
In 2010, UCSB introduced its Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) calling for a 25% increase in student population as well as significant increases in faculty and staff. The plan also doubles the academic space on campus. A coalition of community groups (including SBAS) formed to respond to UCSB’s plan. Negotiations between the Sustainable University Now… Read more »