Coast Dairies

Amah Mutsun and BLM Sign Coast Dairies Agreement

Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Val Lopez, left, and Rick Cooper of BLM shake hands after signing the MOU.

In a long-overdue homecoming, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band will have access to the Coast Dairies lands north of Santa Cruz for traditional ceremonies and stewardship practices.

National Monument One Big Step Closer

Sen. Boxer's bill would make the Coast Dairies property part of a monument that extends the length of the California coast. Ian Bornarth photo.

Sen. Boxer's proposal to include Coast Dairies in the California Coastal National Monument completes a story begun in 2000 by Bill Clinton.

Monument to Honor Native Californians

View from the proposed Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument. Photo by Ian Bornarth.

Supervisors approve proposed ‘Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument.’

Supes to Vote on Coast Dairies National Monument

On April 21 the Santa Cruz County Supervisors consider a resolution in support of designating the Coast Dairies property a national monument. Photo courtesy Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Campaign.

The idea of turning 5,800-plus acres on Santa Cruz’s North Coast into a national monument has captured the imagination of many locals from the moment the school-kids sang “This Land Is Your Land” during the monument campaign kickoff.

Bruce Babbitt on the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument

Bruce Babbitt says the Coast Dairies property should be a national monument. And Bruce Babbitt knows national monuments.

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt toured the Coast Dairies property on Santa Cruz’s north coast in advance of his keynote address Thursday at the kickoff event to launch the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument campaign. Afterwards Hilltromper visited with Babbitt at the Dream Inn around a table overlooking the wharf, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay.

Coast Dairies Tromp

This is a frequent sight at Coast Dairies, a scenic swath of coastal hills and redwood canyons between Wilder Ranch and Swanton Road.

A hike at Coast Dairies, subject of a new campaign for a Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument.

How Do We Love Coast Dairies?

Looking down the West Liddell Creek ravine at Coast Dairies.

Let us count the ways in this video by the Trust for Public Land at the dedication of the 5,800-acre Coast Dairies property to the Bureau of Land Management.

At Last, Coast Dairies Transferred to BLM

The BLM has designated the Coast Dairies property as a Special Recreation Management Area, the same designation the agency gave to Fort Ord and the Panoche Hills.

Recreationistas rejoice: the public could be taking its first ramble on the Coast Dairies public land as soon as January 2015.