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) Land Use and Zoning Overlays 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 mapped vegetation alliances within the project study area to the extent feasible.

The vegetation map depicts chaparral and other vegetation alliances based on existing inventories, 2015 aerial photography, and limited fieldwork. Mapping vegetation alliances allows the county to identify the habitats that qualify as environmentally sensitive based on EGVCP policies and rarity rankings maintained by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The new vegetation map is being used to update the environmentally sensitive habitats and riparian corridors on the ESH/RC Overlay map.

*NEW* On May 2, 2018 the Planning Commission recommended to the Board of Supervisors approval of the proposed update of the ESH/RC Overlay map. The Board of Supervisors continued the update and will consider it at a public hearing on August 14, 2018.

Board of Supervisors Materials

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 East Anapamu Street, 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Board Agenda Letter and all attachments are posted here.

Hearing Agenda (available the Thursday prior to the hearing)

County Planning Commission Materials

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Planning Commission Hearing Room
123 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m.

The agenda, staff report, and attachments are posted here.

Planning Commission Hearing Flyer

Community Meeting

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Goleta Unified School District Auditorium
401 North Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117

Planning and Development has prepared a new vegetation map for the rural areas of the EGVCP with the assistance of Aerial Information Systems, Inc. (AIS). An update of the ESH/RC Overlay Map has been prepared based on this new information and EGVCP policies.




Map of Study Area


Existing Adopted Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan ESH/RC Overlay Map


Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan




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

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