State Coastal Commission To Look At Gaviota Coast Plan, Proposed Protections For 100,000+ Acres

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The State Coastal Commission is set to consider a plan Friday to provide protection for more than 100,000 acres of land along the Santa Barbara County coastline.

The Commission will look at the Gaviota Coast Plan, which is intended to protect environmental, agricultural, and recreational land in a 158 square mile area. It’s the first major update to the plan since the 1980’s, and is the result of years of effort in the county.

The plan is intended to provide a balance between protections and development in the region. It's the largest remain section of rural coastland in Southern California.

The Commission is set to review the proposed plan at its meeting in Redondo Beach Friday.