County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan
Environmentally Sensitive Habitat/Riparian Corridor Overlay Map Update

EGVCp ESHRC Landscape



The Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (EGVCP) Environmentally Sensitive Habitat/Riparian Corridor (ESH/RC) Map Update project will update the existing ESH/RC Overlay Map within the Rural Area of the EGVCP Area. The updated map will provide an enhanced tool for implementation of the ESH and RC policies, development standards, and overlay regulations that were adopted as part of the EGVCP. To accomplish this task, the project will map vegetation alliances within the project study area to the extent feasible.

The vegetation maps will depict chaparral and other vegetation alliances based on existing inventories, 2015 aerial photography, and limited fieldwork. Mapping vegetation alliances will allow the county to identify the habitats that qualify as environmentally sensitive based on rarity rankings maintained by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The new vegetation map will be used to update the environmentally sensitive habitats and riparian corridors on the ESH/RC Overlay map. Upon completion of the mapping effort, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings to adopt the updated ESH/RC Overlay map. More information will be posted to this website as it becomes available.


Map of Study Area





Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan




Daniel Klemann, Deputy Director:
David Lackie, Supervising Planner:
Julie Harris, Senior Planner:

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