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.

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SBAS Supports Acquiring Ocean Meadows Golf Course

Ocean Meadows Golf Course was built upon the upper section of the Devereux Slough and is an extremely important wildlife linkage between the Goleta Slough Open Space and the Ellwood-Devereux Open Space. Santa Barbara Audubon wrote to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support the acquisition of Ocean Meadows and returning it to a… Read more »

Improve Village at Lake Los Carneros EIR

Santa Barbara Audubon is encouraging the City of Goleta to take a deeper look at the proposed development called the Village at Lake Los Carneros. The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) could use improvement regarding transportation, water and energy efficiency, mitigating creek impacts during development as well as selecting native plants to support local birds as… Read more »