The People

To preserve the coastline and hillsides surrounding the town of Cayucos, the Cayucos Land Conservancy, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, has entered into unique partnerships with state, county, and local organizations as well as individual landowners.

In the early 1990's, citizens of Cayucos became concerned about the potential loss of open space and natural coastline surrounding their little beach town. County Planning and Coastal Commissions had approved zoning to allow a large-scale development, including a 250-room hotel and 65 homes, on the Estero Bluffs. The community led by the founders of the Cayucos Land Conservancy, successfully challenged the development and zoning was returned to its prior agricultural designation.

As a result, the four miles of coastline north of Cayucos is forever preserved. In addition, this partnership has allowed a community-led group to be an active partner in managing Estero Bluffs State Park, which sparked a relationship that led to many other cooperative efforts. Since, hundreds of dedicated volunteers have pioneered this continued citizen supported effort to preserve this important place for future generations.

Our thanks go out to each and everyone of you who have contributed to the ongoing efforts of the Cayucos Land Conservancy.