Gaviota Fuel Break Faces Legal Challenge

Wildfire prep plans encounter Refugio manzanita protectors. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gaviota Plan Stamped, Signed, and Delivered

Compromise reached after seven years and 130 meetings. Read story.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gaviota Plan Coalescing

Advisory document includes homes, trails, fracking, incentive plans for ranchers and residents. Read story.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Will Gaviota Coast Ranch Go Residential?

Decade-long debate over Las Varas Ranch hits Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Read story.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Suit Filed Over Gaviota Coast Project

Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation sue developer, County of Santa Barbara over Paradiso del Mare. Read story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gaviota Homes Approved

Supervisors give green light to controversial Paradiso del Mare project. Read story.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gaviota Coast Plan Clears Planning Commission

The road map that will dictate how the Gaviota Coast is visited, inhabited, preserved, and developed for decades to come cleared a major stepping stone last month as the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission finished hammering out the revised plan and will send it to the Board of Supervisors so the county can initiate environmental review. Read story.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gaviota Natural and Cultural Stewardship Discussed

Planning commission begins review of GavPac resource issues. Read story.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scientists Find Unique Bacteria at Gaviota State Beach

San Diego researchers discover new species that could cure deadly human infections. Read story.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

14,000 Gaviota Acres Permanently Preserved

Plan finalized between Hansen Family and California Rangeland Trust. Read story.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

GavPac Gone Rogue?

Final meetings get testy as advisory group asserts its will over Gaviota Coast planning. Read story.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gaviota Cluster Buster?

Planning Committee votes to redo little-known land use policy. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Trailblazing Gaviota the Slow Way

Planning committee grinding out details of public trail access. Read story.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bixby Being Bad?

Coastal Commission staff hits Gaviota Ranch with notice of violations. Read story.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Public Comment Over for Las Varas Ranch Project

The public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Gaviota Coast's Las Varas Ranch project officially closed this week. Read story.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
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