Blue Sky Center is a rural, place-based nonprofit organization with the mission to regenerate the economy, land, and communities of the Cuyama Valley through equitable partnerships and to share scalable models with other communities.
The Cuyama Valley is home to approximately 2,000 residents across 300 square miles of high-desert California landscape, just north of the Los Padres National Forest and south of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Founded by the Atlantic Rich eld Company (ARCO) in 1952 as a company town, New Cuyama now serves a small population composed of 216 housing units, and contains the Cuyama Valley High School & Elementary School, the Cuyama Valley Recreation District office, a family resource center, a post office, a small local library, and a number of commercial businesses. Blue Sky Center operates out of renovated industrial and office buildings from the ARCO era. The larger Cuyama Valley is home to a number of agricultural operations, which is the primary industry, along with oil production and ranching.
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