Mission: The Gaviota Coast Conservancy is leading a community based effort to protect the Gaviota Coast. Working through partnerships with other land organizations, local landowners, resource agencies, and local government, GCC is promoting long-term strategies to protect the Gaviota Coast and to preserve its natural and agricultural landscapes. The community will benefit from a shared vision of the future and collaborative action. The Gaviota Coast has been recognized as one of California's top 10 threatened wild places. This gives special attention to the Gaviota Coast, the "last great coast" as a critical piece of habitat and open space that is threatened by urban sprawl.