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.
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Projects and Documents
Conservation Element (PDF)
Groundwater Resources Section (PDF)
Oak Tree Protection in the Inland Rural Areas of Santa Barbara County (PDF)
(Supplement to the Mapped Areas and Communities Section)
Conservation Element Maps
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Conservation Element Text Amendments
Below is a chronological list of text amendments to the Conservation Element. These amendments are cited in the endnotes of the Conservation Element.