A Socially and Environmentally Irresponsible Mega-Development in Nipomo, CA

The Dana Reserve Project will develop over 288 acres between Willow, Sandydale, Pomeroy, Hetrick, and Cherokee on the westside of Nipomo. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) identified 6 Un-mitigatable and significant issues including:

  • Housing (imbalanced housing to job ratio, greatly increasing traffic in an already traffic congested area)
  • Transportation (increase in traffic impact the surface roads throughout Nipomo)
  • Air Quality
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Land Planning (multiple elements of the project are vastly out of alignment with the South County Area Plan, including how this land was intended to be developed vs the present project).
  • Biological impacts (3948 mature oak trees to be removed, federally endangered species to be removed, special habitants to be removed.)

There are many significant impacts from the Dana Reserve Project that will negatively impact the whole Nipomo Community. The nature of these impacts also set a dangerous precedent for future large developments in San Luis Obisp County.

The DEIR can be seen here:

Draft Program Environmental Impact Report – County of San Luis Obispo (

Next Steps:

  • Comments on the Draft EIR (Complete)
  • Continue to Raise Signatures on our online petition and petition locations off of Ten Oaks and Sandydale to show the county supervisors the opposition to the currently designed project (ongoing).
  • Attend meetings on the project, provide public comment
    • South County Advisory Council (October/November 2022)
      • Mail to: South County Advisory Council
      • PO BOX 23555
      • Nipomo, CA 93444
    • SLO Planning Commission (January 2023)
    • Board of Supervisors (April 2023)

RSVP to and attend the Sierra Club Santa Lucia Meeting (Sept 21, 2022 7:00 PM) regarding the Importance of Oak Trees! Click HERE to register for the zoom meeting: Sept. 21 General Meeting: The Importance of Being Oak Trees (

How can you Help:

  • Write a letter to the incoming supervisor Jimmy Paulding
  • Write a letter to the editor of local papers
  • Attend and speak out at upcoming public meetings
  • Talk to your neighbors and share this website
  • Purchase yard signs and banners
  • Download and Circulate a petition (below)

About Us

Nipomo Action Committee is a group of concerned Nipomo citizens wanting to educate the public about the Dana Reserve Development project, the public review process, and next steps.


We agree that more housing is needed in SLO County and believe development proposals should be designed to work within existing infrastructure, environmental parameters, and blend with existing neighborhoods. This project is not in-line with any of these issues and needs to be downsized, changed, or stopped in order to meet housing demand and preserve and protect the natural environment and the infrastructure for the existing citizens of Nipomo.

Contact us at

Hard Copy .pdf Petition for Printing: