The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office will host two public workshops to explore recreational access opportunities at the Cotoni-Coast Dairies unit of the California Coastal National Monument in Santa Cruz County.
The content and activities will be the same at both workshops:
• Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 pm, Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
• Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 pm, Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz, CA.
The Cotoni-Coast Dairies property was donated to the BLM in 2014 and encompasses nearly 6,000 acres along Santa Cruz County’s North Coast. Access to the property is limited to guided tours currently. These workshops will provide an opportunity for the BLM to share information and gather feedback on options to expand access to the property.
The Cotoni-Coast Dairies extends along the Pacific Coast Highway near Davenport. This property is marked by six forested perennial streams that flow from the Santa Cruz Mountains into the Pacific Ocean: Molino Creek, Agua Puerca Creek, San Vicente Creek, Liddell Creek, Yellow Bank Creek and Laguna Creek. Between these riparian drainages are broad marine terraces used for livestock grazing. The property supports a wide variety of habitats and wildlife, including coho salmon, steelhead trout, California red-legged frog, mule deer and mountain lions.
The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive, while providing opportunities for outdoor recreation. For further information about the Cotoni-Coast Dairies workshops or recreation opportunities within the Central Coast region, please contact Mike Powers at 831-582-2200, or BLM_CA_Web_CC@blm.gov. The BLM is asking participants who wish to attend the workshops to RSVP at this link
Please click here for the workshop agenda: Cotoni-Coast_Workshops_Agenda_508C.pdf