Oak Tree Protection Program

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Document Title
Oak Tree Protection Program
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Agriculture, Open Lands, and Mountainous Areas
Document Description
The purpose of the proposed Oak Protection Program is to require permits and/or environmental review where necessary for specific levels of native oak tree removal, and to institute a County goal of retention, and where feasible, increase of oak trees over time. The project consists of amendments to the County's Comprehensive Plan, and the addition of a new ordinance to the County Code. The project does not include amendments to the Local Coastal Plan or to the Coastal Zoning Ordinance. The program would apply to all unincorporated lands subject to Santa Barbara County's Zoning Ordinance (including the Community Plan areas) that are outside of the coastal zone and urban areas, and have the following land use designations: A-I, A-II, AC, MA, Other Open Lands, and their associated zone districts which include AG, AG-I, AG-II, A-I-X, AL, U, WA, MT and RES. These areas total approximately 770,000 acres. The project would not apply in the program, would not apply in Environmentally Sensitive Habitat (ESH)-Goleta and the proposed ESH-Toro Canyon overlay areas (located in the Goleta and proposed Toro Canyon Community Plan areas), where oak tree protection standards already exist.

Contact Information

Abe Leider
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County, c/o Planning and Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Other (Proposed new General Plan policies and new Ordinance)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan, New Ordinance
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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