Articles From : The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County

  • Virtual Lunch and Learn: Land to Sea Conservation
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    Virtual Lunch and Learn: Land to Sea Conservation

    Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. In 2022 Lunch & Learns will be held monthly from February to July. The events are free and open to the public, reservations required.

    WHAT:

  • Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo
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    Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo

    Explore the trails and enjoy the sun-drenched vistas or stay cool along the shady creek at this historic nature preserve.

    All open dates are subject to change in accordance with government public health and safety orders as well as weather advisories. Please visit sblandtrust.org for the most current visiting information.

    SUMMER HOURS:

    • First and third full weekends of the month, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
    • Free docent-led hikes at 10 a.m. on open Saturdays, registration required.

  • Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo
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    Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo

    Explore the trails and enjoy the sun-drenched vistas or stay cool along the shady creek at this historic nature preserve.

    All open dates are subject to change in accordance with government public health and safety orders as well as weather advisories. Please visit sblandtrust.org for the most current visiting information.

    SUMMER HOURS:

    • First and third full weekends of the month, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
    • Free docent-led hikes at 10 a.m. on open Saturdays, registration required.

  • Lunch & Learn: Land Conservation for Vibrant Communities w/ Dr. Ana Alvarez
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    Lunch & Learn: Land Conservation for Vibrant Communities w/ Dr. Ana Alvarez

    Deputy General Manager Dr. Ana Alvarez of the East Bay Region Park District—the largest local park agency in the United States—is leading a virtual conversation about land conservation’s role in promoting vibrant, healthy communities through natural benefits, parks, recreation, and more.

  • Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo Preserve
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    Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo Preserve

    The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is again open to the public on the first and third full weekends of each month, advanced reservations required. Several months after the Alisal Fire, fire following native plants can be seen sprouting from the hillsides and creek banks, along with the return of mule deer, foxes, hawks, and other wildlife. Explore the trails and enjoy the sun-drenched vistas or stay cool along the shady creek at this historic nature preserve.

  • Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo Preserve
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    Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo Preserve

    The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is again open to the public on the first and third full weekends of each month, advanced reservations required. Several months after the Alisal Fire, fire following native plants can be seen sprouting from the hillsides and creek banks, along with the return of mule deer, foxes, hawks, and other wildlife. Explore the trails and enjoy the sun-drenched vistas or stay cool along the shady creek at this historic nature preserve.

  • Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo Preserve
    Featured

    Open Weekend at Arroyo Hondo Preserve

    The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is again open to the public on the first and third full weekends of each month, advanced reservations required. Explore the trails and enjoy the sun-drenched vistas or stay cool along the shady creek at this historic nature preserve.

    All open dates are subject to change in accordance with government public health and safety orders as well as weather advisories. Please visit sblandtrust.org for the most current visiting information.

    SUMMER HOURS:

  • Lunch and Learn: Land to Sea Conservation w/ Channelkeeper
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    Lunch and Learn: Land to Sea Conservation w/ Channelkeeper

    Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. In 2022 Lunch & Learns will be held monthly from February to July. The events are free and open to the public, reservations required.

    WHAT:

  • Lunch and Learn: What’s the Deal with California Tiger Salamanders?
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    Lunch and Learn: What’s the Deal with California Tiger Salamanders?

    Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. In 2022 Lunch & Learns will be held monthly from February to July. The events are free and open to the public, reservations required.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County for a conversation with our very own Conservation Director Bruce Reitherman about California tiger salamanders and the Land Trust’s current conservation priorities.

  • Land Trust Treks: Mother’s Day Hike at Carp Bluffs
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    Land Trust Treks: Mother’s Day Hike at Carp Bluffs

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County for a free Mother’s Day hike at the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve on Sunday, May 8th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. You will enjoy scenic views of the mountains and ocean while learning about how the Land Trust worked to save that stretch of coastline from development. You will also learn about the plants that are unique to this coastal habitat.

  • Lunch & Learn: Land to Sea Conservation w/ Channelkeeper
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    Lunch & Learn: Land to Sea Conservation w/ Channelkeeper

    Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. In 2022 Lunch & Learns will be held monthly from February to June. The events are free and open to the public, reservations required.

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  • Land Trust Treks: More Mesa
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    Land Trust Treks: More Mesa

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for a guided, educational hike at More Mesa! You will learn about the history and geology of More Mesa while enjoying a leisurely walk throughout the mesa.

    This hike is intended for adults over the age of 18. The entire hike will be a 3 mile loop. The trail is a mix of flat ground with some slopes in fully exposed sunlight.

    WHEN: June 23, 1:00PM-3:00PM

  • Land Trust Treks: Lover’s Loop via Grass Mountain Trail
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    Land Trust Treks: Lover’s Loop via Grass Mountain Trail

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for a hike at the Lover’s Loop trail! Hikers will stop occasionally to take in the scenery along with water and snack breaks. Birding talks will be available.

  • Land Trust Treks: Haskell’s Beach
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    Land Trust Treks: Haskell’s Beach

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

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  • Land Trust Treks: Cold Spring Trail Loop
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    Land Trust Treks: Cold Spring Trail Loop

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for a hike at the Cold Spring Trail Loop! This Trek is for folks that enjoy hiking at a relaxed pace with a good challenge. Hikers will stop occasionally to take in the breathtaking scenery along with water and snack breaks.

  • Land Trust Treks: Secret Summerland Trail
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    Land Trust Treks: Secret Summerland Trail

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for a hike at the Secret Summerland Trail! We will explore the trails less traveled in Carpinteria and Summerland. We will pass by beautiful neighborhoods, orchards, and lush foliage around a private polo field.

  • Land Trust Treks: Trees of Santa Barbara w/ Bob Muller
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    Land Trust Treks: Trees of Santa Barbara w/ Bob Muller

    Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes for the community to explore scenic Santa Barbara County and to meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust for a walk around Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden to learn about the trees from Bob Muller, forest ecologist and co-author of Trees of Santa Barbara, a comprehensive field guide.

  • Lunch & Learn: Herbs & Medicinal Plants with Lanny Kaufer
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    Lunch & Learn: Herbs & Medicinal Plants with Lanny Kaufer

    Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. In 2022 Lunch & Learns will be held monthly from February to June. The events are free and open to the public, reservations required.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust and Lanny Kaufer, herbalist, educator, and author of Medicinal Herbs of California for a conversation about herbs and medicinal plants in Santa Barbara County.

  • Lunch & Learn: Fire Ecology w/ Ethan Turpin of Burn Cycle Project
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    Lunch & Learn: Fire Ecology w/ Ethan Turpin of Burn Cycle Project

    Land Trust Lunch & Learns are an annual series of fun, interactive educational experiences. In 2022 Lunch & Learns will be held monthly from February to June. The events are free and open to the public, reservations required.

    WHAT:

    Join the Land Trust and Ethan Turpin of Burn Cycle Project to explore wildfire ecology and the effects of the recent Alisal Fire along the Gaviota Coast and at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve.

  • Land Trust Treks: Parma Park
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    Land Trust Treks: Parma Park

    Join for a 2 mile, walk at Parma Park, Santa Barbara's largest city park. We will take in the great views and check out the wildflowers and talk about the history of Parma Park. The hike is moderate with some elevation, mostly walking under shaded woodland canopies.

    Please note:

    No fee.
    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Dogs are allowed at the park, but we are requesting no dogs on this hike.
    No restrooms on site.
    Street parking available.

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