The official planning process for this project is now under way. Valuable stakeholders and participants include the local community, UCSB faculty, staff and students, The Trust for Public Land, and various government entities. Planning efforts will include public meetings, environmental compliance documents, detailed scientific studies, and permitting. The process is likely to take up to two years at which point restoration would begin. A consultant team was hired in April 2015 to develop the project design and evaluate alternatives and the environmental review process will be initiated in 2015.