Draft Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment

We are pleased to provide you with this copy of the draft Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study report.

The public comment period for this draft report will extend through July 18, 2003. We welcome your comments on the report, as well as your thoughts on how best to conserve the significant resources of the Gaviota Coast. Please send your comments to:

National Park Service
Planning and Partnerships - Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study
1111 Jackson St., #700
Oakland, CA  94702
e-mail:  PGSO_Gaviota@nps.gov

We also will be hosting a series of public meetings in various Santa Barbara County locations during the week of May 12. At each of these meetings, we will present the key findings of the draft feasibility study report, answer your questions, and provide opportunities for you to submit your comments.

Public meetings will be held at the following locations:
  • 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2003: Grossman Gallery, Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Avenue, Lompoc
  • 12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2003: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
  • 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2003: Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
  • 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2003: Vets Wing, Solvang Veterans Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Drive (Highway 246), Solvang
We appreciate your contributions to the study process so far, and we look forward to your comments on this draft report.

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Draft Executive Summary
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Alternative 1 map

Alternative 2 map

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Draft Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment


Inside Front Cover
Table of Contents

Part 1. Special Resource Study

1. Background & Study Process

2. Resource Description

Location & Setting - Geology & Topography
Biological Resources
Cultural Resources
Scenic and Recreational Resources
3. Significance

4. Suitability

5. Feasibility

6. Management Options - Introduction
NPS Management Options No Longer Under Consideration:
National Reserve
National Seashore
National Seashore (Coastal)
National Preserve
7. Alternatives
Alternative 1
Alternative 1 map
Alternative 2
Alternative 2 map

Part 2. Environmental Assessment

Purpose and Need and Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences Introduction
(part A) Socioeconomics - Land Use
(part B) Biological Resources - Air Resources
(part C) Summary and Conclusions
Consultation and Coordination


Abbreviations and Acronyms

Inside Back Cover
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