Next Public Meeting

Updates on Cotoni-Coast Dairies and Wildfire Mitigation Strategies 

BLM Central Coast Field Manager Zachary Ormsby 

Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. 

In Person at the Bonny Doon Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room 


Virtually via Zoom 

See below for instructions on how to participate virtually

 Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Manager Zachary Ormsby will discuss BLM’s myriad activities at Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument and associated fuel reduction projects as they move through the planning and implementation process of opening the property to public access. He will present conceptual renderings for potential parking lot designs and introduce us to several new members of his team. 

 Zachary Ormsby was named BLM Central Coast Field Manager in December 2022. He brings nearly 20 years of natural resource management experience to this position, in which he oversees approximately 315,000 acres of public lands in 12 counties. 

Ormsby graduated with a B.A.S., in Anthropology with a focus on Traditional Ecological Knowledge from the University of San Diego and worked for 10 years as a biological consultant. In 2014, Zachary was attacked by a wild boar while conducting Golden Eagle surveys in the southern Sierra Nevada back country. His resulting disabilities led him to pursue a master’s degree in Natural Resource Planning, Policy, and Law at the University of Nevada, Reno. Upon completing his studies, he worked in a series of conservation positions of increasing responsibility for the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, then joined BLM as a National Monuments and National Conservation Lands Specialist. 

Ormsby says he is passionate about communicating science and working with stakeholders to produce conservation outcomes. He grew up spending summers in Santa Cruz with family and is excited about this opportunity to serve the land and public in this area.

Details on How to Participate in the Virtual Public Meeting

Zoom ( is a video conference platform that is free to use through either a web browser or application, and audio participation is possible through a dial-up connection on your phone. Zoom Meeting Instructions:

To join by internet: 

1) go to 

2) Enter the Meeting ID. 609 031 3060 3 

3) Click join 

4) Enter passcode: 802339

To join by phone: 

1) Call 1-669-444-9171 

2) When prompted enter the Meeting ID. 609 031 3060

3) When prompted enter passcode: 802339