Baron Ranch Master Plan

In conjunction with the Third Supervisorial District and the Community Services Department, Parks Division, the Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division has begun the process to develop a Master Plan for Baron Ranch, which is located on the Gaviota coast.  The proposed objectives of this Master Plan are to:

  • Maintain the functionality of Baron Ranch as a buffer and mitigation site for the Division;
  • Ensure protection of environmental resources required under current and future permits from various regulatory agencies;
  • Identify and evaluate options for developing increased public recreational opportunities on Baron Ranch; and
  • Ensure that all activities are fiscally sustainable and to consider revenue generating opportunities to offset costs to ratepayers.

For more information on Baron Ranch, please click here.  

SAVE THE DATE:  Public Workshop on November 14, 2019

Please save the date of November 14, 2019 to attend a Public Workshop at the Goleta Valley Community Center (GVCC) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to convey your views and input on the potential future uses of Baron Ranch. The GVCC is located at 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta.  Here is the Save-the-Date flyer in English, and here is the Save-the-Date flyer in Spanish.  We welcome and encourage you to provide us with your feedback, by completing the BARON RANCH MASTER PLAN SURVEY.

This workshop is jointly cosponsored by Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann's Office, the Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, and the Community Services Department, Parks Division.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan Nakashima, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3616 or anakash@cosbpw.net.  Alternatively, you may contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or jleipner@cosbpw.net.