California Chapter Network

Central Coast Council

Central Coast Council page

The board council representative for the Central Coast Council is Dave Tyra

The Central Coast Council includes the following chapters:

Conejo Valley Audubon Society
La Purisima Audubon Society
Monterey Audubon Society
Morro Coast Audubon Society
Santa Barbara Audubon Society
Ventura Audubon Society

Upcoming Central Coast Council Meetings

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Hosted by: Santa Barbara Audubon Society

Location: Coal Oil Point Reserve Nature Center, Slough Rd. Building 7060, Goleta, CA 93117


8:00am            Bird Walk, North Campus Open Space

                        Meet at parking lot, 6969 Whittier Drive, Goleta

9:15am            Introductions and finalization of agenda

9:30am            Legislative and Policy Update

                        Mike Lynes, Director of Public Policy, Audubon CA (via Skype)

10:00am          Coastal Conservation Workshop        

                        Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon CA

11:45               Strauss Wind Energy Project

                        Steve Ferry, Santa Barbara Audubon

12:15pm          Lunch

1:15pm            Chapter Reports

2:15pm            Chapter feedback for State and National Audubon

                        Discussion of new chapter network and support system

3:00pm            Meeting adjourned

There will be a bird walk starting at 8:00am at the North Campus Open Space, and those wanting to participate should meet at the parking lot at 6969 Whittier Drive, Goleta.

Parking at the Nature Center is by permit in the adjacent UCSB parking lot, (there is a machine in the lot to obtain a permit). People are encouraged to carpool!

The meeting will start at 9:15. Coffee, tea, fruit and muffins will be available in the morning, and SBAS will be providing salads and sandwiches for lunch (if you have special dietary needs, please bring your own lunch, there is a refrigerator on site). A special thanks go out to Dolores Pollock, Janice Levasheff, and the rest of the SBAS team for their work in setting up this meeting!

Also, attending from Audubon CA are Gaylon Parsons, Deputy Director, and Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation. Andrea will be presenting a Coastal Conservation Workshop.

Steve Ferry of SBAS will present on the Strauss Wind Energy Project.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to          

Notes from Past Council Meetings

March 30, 2019 (pdf)
September 15, 2018 (pdf)
February 10, 2018 (pdf)
September 16, 2017 (pdf)
March 18, 2017 (pdf)
September 17, 2016 (pdf)
February 20, 2016 (pdf)
October 24, 2015 (pdf)
March 14, 2015 (pdf)
January 12, 2013 (pdf)

Additional Documents & Resources

Audubon CA comment letter on Oso Flaco proposed development
California legal advisory re: protection of migratory birds
Drone research on Ormond Beach
Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridor project
Santa Barbara Winter Bird Count for Kids Bird Checklist 2019

Regional Director Update 2018 

Audubon National Convention 2017

Shorebird Conservation on Ormond Beach 
Recruiting High Voltage Boards for Audubon Chapters

Heritage Park conversion to California natives
Golden Gate Audubon Tree Care brochure - English
Golden Gate Audubon Tree Care brochure - Spanish

Communicating Values on Climate Change
Conejo Valley Lawns to Habitat Program
National Efforts to Address Climate Change
New Ideas on Chapter Climate Change Projects

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