Baron Ranch Master Plan

In conjunction with the Third Supervisorial District and the Community Services Department, Parks Division, the Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division is in the process of developing a Master Plan for Baron Ranch, which is located on the Gaviota coast. The proposed objectives of this Master Plan are to:

  • Maintain the functionality of Baron Ranch as a buffer and mitigation site for the Division;
  • Ensure protection of environmental resources required under current and future permits from various regulatory agencies;
  • Identify and evaluate options for developing increased public recreational opportunities on Baron Ranch; and
  • Ensure that all activities are fiscally sustainable and to consider revenue generating opportunities to offset costs to ratepayers.

For more information on Baron Ranch, please click here.  


Materials from December 10, 2020 Public Workshop

The latest public workshop on the Baron Ranch Draft Master Plan was held Thursday, December 10, 2020 via Zoom. The deadline to submit written questions and comments was December 31, 2020. The workshop materials and follow-up documents can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

Baron Ranch Public Meeting Full Zoom Video Recording

Baron Ranch Public Meeting Presentation

Baron Ranch Draft Master Plan December 2020

Baron Ranch Draft Master Plan Appendices

Baron Ranch Draft Master Plan Appendix E - Public Comments

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Jody Rundle, Senior Program Specialist, at jrundle@cosbpw.net.                                                                                                                                                            

Materials from November 14, 2019 Public Workshop

The following materials were presented during the November 14, 2019 Public Workshop on the Baron Ranch Master Plan and may be accessed by clicking here:

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Exhibits
  • Maps
  • Summary of Workshop
  • Results from Public Survey

Based on the feedback received from stakeholder interviews, the public survey, and this workshop, the consulting firm hired to develop the Baron Ranch Master Plan will be developing options for potential future uses.  Note that the survey questions were focused on recreation.  These options will be presented at the next Public Workshop,scheduled to be held on March 18, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Goleta Valley Community Center, located at 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta.   If you have any questions, please contact Alan Nakashima, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3616 or at anakash@cosbpw.net.. Alternatively, you may contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or at j leipner@cosbpw.net..    

SAVE THE DATE:  Public Workshop on November 14, 2019

Please save the date of November 14, 2019 to attend a Public Workshop at the Goleta Valley Community Center (GVCC) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to convey your views and input on the potential future uses of Baron Ranch. The GVCC is located at 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta.  Here is the Save-the-Date flyer in English, and here is the Save-the-Date flyer in Spanish.  We welcome and encourage you to provide us with your feedback, by completing the BARON RANCH MASTER PLAN SURVEY.

This workshop is jointly cosponsored by Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann's Office, the Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, and the Community Services Department, Parks Division.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan Nakashima, Senior Program Specialist, at (805) 882-3616 or anakash@cosbpw.net.  Alternatively, you may contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or jleipner@cosbpw.net.