6. Can the public utilize the property now?

No. Mid 2017 through mid 2018 the NCOS site will be under construction and active restoration and no accessible to the public. The intent is to open the site and the primary trail system adjacent to the wetland by October 2018. The mesa area will remain closed through early summer 2019 to allow newly planted grasslands to become established.

 

You can walk around the site on the west side from the end of Phelps road along the Eucalyptus Windrow to Ellwood Mesa and along the south side on 'Venoco' Road between the project site and Devereux Slough.