Comments by gaviotapowerranger

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Posted on April 5 at 1:54 p.m.

Yes, "save it before it's lost." I appreciate your experience that has brought you to this place. There is so much we take for granted. I just said good-bye to friends who were visiting from southern France for the first time. When I took them up the Gaviota Coast they said, "In France, this would ALL be built upon." They said we are so lucky to have all this open land. Amen.
......Can't wait to see the exhibit at Blue Lotus!

On Endangered Landscapes: The Gaviota Coast

Posted on December 17 at 8:11 a.m.

My grandson thanks all those who helped make this happen.

On Ocean Protection Plan Gets the Go-Ahead

Posted on July 28 at 8:16 a.m.

I met Peter Heller in Mexico, on a surfing trip, and discovered that he is a direct descendant of Nicolas Den who was one of the original owners of the Naples property on the Gaviota Coast (and Dos Pueblos Ranch). I am hoping this serendipitous meeting and his stop in Santa Barbara will inspire Peter to write about his Gaviota Coast family ties and the importance of protecting these coastal resources. Don't miss this encounter!

On Paddling Out on Paper

Posted on July 5 at 9:27 a.m.

Again,we have good news for the local inhabitants on the shore and in the water.

On Naples News

Posted on June 23 at 8:20 a.m.

And what impact will a mansion or 6 on the bluff top at Naples have on the reef? Let's connect the dots while we are at it.

On Preservation Paddle Out For Naples Reef

Posted on April 12 at 12:29 p.m.

EXCUSE ME, but I think Guner Tautrim, a sixth generation Gaviota Coast farmer is the real visionary here.
He's a very positive guy who believes we need to look at new ways to keep farming and ranching viable in this area.
As far as I can tell, Mr. Tautrim is not in favor of allowing Orange County-style subdivisions and he IS very interested in education us non-farmers about the challenges he and others face. If I am intrepreting correctly from my conversation with him, Guner believes that things MUST change on the Gaviota Coast and that we must keep these changes scaled down to an appropriate size to fit the character of the existing area. How to define "appropriate size" appears to be the real question.
I would like to hear more from Mr Tautrim rather than from the angry guy above.
I'm in favor of preserving small scale farming and ranching,
recreation, biodiversity and open space on the Gaviota Coast.

On Planning Gaviota

Posted on May 28 at 10:44 a.m.

The Naples HEARING DATE is rescheduled for TUESDAY, JUNE 23 (not 28). Visit to view changes in that date and to sign up for Naples Action Alerts.

On Gaviota Surfers Paddle in the Name of Preservation

Posted on May 26 at 10:54 a.m.

The Naples hearing date has been CHANGED to
June 28 !
Visit to get updated information about the ever-changing hearing dates!
You can HELP! It makes a difference when the hearing rooms are packed.
You might even catch a glimpse of Chadd, Nole and other living surf and land legends.

On Gaviota Surfers Paddle in the Name of Preservation

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