The Modoc Preserve is protected open space with native plant and animal habitat and public access trails under a conservation easement held by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County.
The Modoc Preserve along Modoc Road is owned by the La Cumbre Mutual Water Company, which serves Hope Ranch and nearby neighborhoods. After reviewing various options for this land and seeking the approval of its shareholders, the Water Company in 1999 granted a conservation easement to the Land Trust, to keep this land open and undeveloped for community benefit. The Water Company retains the right to build facilities like water wells, pipelines and access roads, and otherwise the land will remain as open space.
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