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Gaviota Coast
Feasibility Study

The final Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study was transmitted to Congress on March 9, 2004. 

The following documents combined make up the final Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study Report:

In November 1999, Congress directed the National Park Service to complete a special resource study, or feasibility study, of the Gaviota Coast. This study will determine whether the area, or any portion of it, is eligible and suitable to be managed as a unit of the National Park System. The feasibility study process assesses whether:

  • the resources in the area are nationally significant
  • there are other means of protecting the area's resources 
  • the area's resources are already represented in the National Park System
  • it is feasible for the NPS to protect and manage the resources.
The feasibility study will evaluate a full range of alternative management strategies including alternatives with no NPS involvement. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will also be prepared, in order to assess the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of each alternative.

For more information, please contact us:

mail: National Park Service, Gaviota Coast Feasibility Study
   (Planning Team),

   1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607

e-mail: PGSO_Gaviota(at)

phone: Martha Crusius (510) 817-1447

The Gaviota Coast
is a place which people treasure in many different ways. We hope that this feasibility study process can help the local community find common ground and define a course of action to protect what it values most about the coast.

Last Updated  08/12/2010