From the website:  Since 1985, The Land Trust has worked with willing landowners, public and private grant agencies and other community organizations to protect, restore and manage open space, wildlife habitat and agricultural land in Santa Barbara County by:

  • Acquiring land and conservation easements through negotiation with willing private property owners, through charitable donation and purchase.
  • Creating conservation plans, restoration projects and incentives for landowners. Raising private donations and grants from government, foundations, and corporations to support land conservation.
  • Promoting the preservation, stewardship and restoration of wildlife habitat and watershed resources on the land we protect.
  • Educating both children and adults about ecology, agriculture, and conservation through programs and events at Land Trust preserves. To date, the Land Trust has protected over 57,304 acres of land and counting.
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