Gaviota Coast Conservancy
Goleta, California, USA
MissionGaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the rural character and environmental integrity of the Gaviota Coast for present and future generations.
What We DoThe Gaviota Coast Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 dedicated to protecting and preserving the unique and precious rural Gaviota Coast.
We represent California's rare undeveloped Gaviota coastal wilderness, with a long track record of accomplishments.
Current goals include: permanent protection of properties on the Gaviota Coast; develop and implement a long-term resource preservation strategy; respect private property rights and support continued agricultural land use consistent with our conservation principles; maximize broad-based community support, public awareness, and public involvement; enhance public use, knowledge, and enjoyment of the Gaviota Coast; educate decision-makers to further these goals; as well as initiate and facilitate the creation of alliances and coalitions among organizations that support our goals.
We are a visible, active, and effective leader in the conservation of the Gaviota Coast.
The Gaviota Coast, located in southern Santa Barbara County, includes the coastal watersheds between Coal Oil Point in Goleta, to Point Arguello on Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the remainder of Vandenberg's coast to Point Sal. The portion down-coast of Point Conception constitutes about 15% of Southern California's coast, yet contains approximately 50% of its remaining rural coastline, internationally recognized as a unique biodiversity hotspot.