Conservation Committee Update

By Jonathan Appelbaum It has been a busy summer for the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Science and Conservation Committee. Under the guidance of outgoing Conservation Chair, and new SBAS Co-President Steve Ferry, outgoing Science Chair, and new SBAS Education Chair, Andy Lanes, and myself, the newly installed conservation chair, the Committee has been active in… Read more »

SBAS Supports Protecting the Los Padres National Forest

421,058 acres of Los Padres National Forest are vulnerable to development due to proposed changes in the Land Management Plan. The U.S. Forest Service is considering if it will protect these rare plant and wildlife habitats in it’s Inventoried Roadless Areas or open them to development. Santa Barbara Audubon has joined with many other local… Read more »

Noozhawk: Trust for Public Land Finalizes Purchase of Goleta’s Ocean Meadows Golf Club

Santa Barbara Audubon applauds the efforts of the Trust for Public Land, UC Santa Barbara and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to acquire Ocean Meadows Golph Course.  SBAS will be involved in the planning stages of restoring the golf course to its natural state. Read the full article at Noozhawk! Read the UCSB… Read more »

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 »