Conservation Element 


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Dan Klemann, Deputy Director, Long Range Planning

conservation element

The Conservation Element includes policies that address the conservation, development, and use of natural resources including water, forests, soils, rivers, and mineral deposits in Santa Barbara County. It also includes the Groundwater Resources Section, which was updated in 1994 and presents goals, policies, actions, and development standards intended to improve groundwater supply.  

Planning Documents

Conservation Element (PDF)

Groundwater Resources Section (PDF)

Oak Tree Protection in the Inland Rural Areas of Santa Barbara County (PDF)

Conservation Element Maps (Folder)

Element Text Amendments (Folder)