The City of Goleta is pleased to announce the reopening of trails on Ellwood Mesa in consultation with the California Coastal Commission. Users are encouraged to use caution on trails and should be aware that many of the trees are drought-stressed and in danger of falling. Users enter at their own risk. A map is available here. The City will be doing maintenance along the trails in March and a few trails may be temporarily closed.
City staff is also working with Coastal Conservancy staff for agreement on the disbursement of the $3.9 million allocated in the 2017-19 State budget for restoration of the Ellwood eucalyptus groves. The City Council is expected to take action on the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Management Plan and environmental document at a Council meeting later this spring.