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California Naturalist Open House

By on November 15, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Open House

California Naturalist Program Open House
December 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
OVLC Office 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4

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California Native Plants

By on October 3, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
California Native Plants

Planting Native Plants in a Challenging Climate: What, Why and How of California Native Plants
Saturday, October 28, 10 to 11:30 am, OVLC office

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Town Talks- Wildlife in our Backyard- The Urban Carnivore Project

By on September 13, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Town Talks- Wildlife in our Backyard- The Urban Carnivore Project

Town Talk: Wildlife in the Valley
Sunday, September 24
4:30-6pm
$5 admission, current Ojai Museum members free
Location: Ojai Valley Museum

Join Jenny Fitzgerald at the Ojai Valley Museum for a fascinating exploration of the increasing challenges faced by mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes due to urbanization.

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Love Thy Nature

By on June 13, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
Love Thy Nature

Love Thy Nature film and panel discussion
July 14, 7:00 pm
OVLC office

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Ojai Meadows Restoration Tour

By on May 17, 2017 in Events, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
Ojai Meadows Restoration Tour

Ojai Meadows Restoration Tour
Ojai Meadows Preserve
Saturday, June 3 at 9 am

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SPRING BIRD WALK WITH JESSE GRANTHAM

By on April 21, 2017 in Events, Featured, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
SPRING BIRD WALK WITH JESSE GRANTHAM

Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham

Ojai Meadows Preserve
May 13, 8:30 – 10:30 am

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Family Wildflower Walk

By on March 15, 2017 in Events, News, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
Family Wildflower Walk

Family Wildflower Walk Led by Bettyanne Sessing
April 15, 11 am
Ojai Meadows Preserve

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The Chaparral Ecosystem

By on March 17, 2017 in Events, Ventura River Preserve with 0 Comments
The Chaparral Ecosystem

The Chaparral Ecosystem: The Secrets of Ojai’s Remarkable Shrubland Wilderness
Talk and field trip led by Richard W. Halsey
April 30, 10 am – 1 pm

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Hike & Picnic with Rick Bisaccia

By on March 20, 2017 in Events, News, Notes from Rick with 0 Comments
Hike & Picnic with Rick Bisaccia

Annual Stewardship Director Hike & Picnic
Led by Rick Bisaccia
May 6, 8 am – 1 pm
Location yet to be announced!

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Wildlife Tracking Class

By on February 6, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Wildlife Tracking Class

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series
Wildlife Tracking Class
Saturday February 25, 8:30 am
Old Baldwin Road Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve

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Free Wildflower Walk

By on February 9, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Free Wildflower Walk

Wildflower walk led by Stuart Niebel
Saturday, March 4 at 12 pm
Ojai Meadows Preserve

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Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

By on February 9, 2017 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project
Talk by Paul Jenkin
March 11, 10 am – 12 pm
OVLC Office

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Detection Dogs

By on January 13, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Detection Dogs

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series
Saturday February 4, 2017
10 am – 12 pm
OVLC Offices 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4

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California Naturalist Certification

By on December 6, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Certification

California Naturalist training program
March 31 – May 6, 2017
This course is a combination of classroom work and field training.

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CALIFORNIA NATURALIST OPEN HOUSE

By on November 10, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
CALIFORNIA NATURALIST OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, December 3,  2:00-3:00pm OVLC  Office 370 w. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4 The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is hosting an Open House featuring the California Naturalist Certification Program that will be offered in Spring 2017. The Open House will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the OVLC Offices, 370 W. Baldwin Road- […]

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The Chumash in the Ojai Valley

By on September 7, 2016 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
The Chumash in the Ojai Valley

Join us for a fascinating exploration of Chumash life though artifacts, art and stories presented by Julie Tumamait at 10 am Saturday November 12.

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The Buzz About Bees

By on June 8, 2016 in Events, Featured, News with 0 Comments
The Buzz About Bees

Please join us on July 30th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an informative lecture by Dr. Ruben Alarcon: The Buzz About Bees – Conserving and Protecting Our Pollinators

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Celebrate National Trails Day

Celebrate National Trails Day

In celebration of National Trails Day®, OVLC is hosting free guided hikes and nature walks on three of our preserves this Saturday, June 4.

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Annual Stewardship Director Hike and Picnic

By on March 31, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Stewardship Director Hike and Picnic

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, OVLC Stewardship Director Rick Bisaccia will lead a limited group of hikers on a very special springtime hike.

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Free Guided Bird Walk

By on April 12, 2016 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Free Guided Bird Walk

Join bird expert Jesse Grantham for a very special birding tour on May 7th, 2016 from 8:30-10 a.m. Meet at the Ojai Meadows Preserve

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Wildlife In Our Backyard

By on March 29, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Wildlife In Our Backyard

Please join us for an informative presentation about wildlife in our backyard, presented by wildlife biologist David Lee on Thursday May 5, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

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Annual OVLC Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

By on March 29, 2016 in Events, News with 0 Comments
Annual OVLC Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

Join us on Monday April 25, 2016 for a native plant hike led by Lanny Kaufer

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Annual Native Plant Sale

By on March 28, 2016 in Events, News, Notes from the Nursery Manager with 2 Comments
Annual Native Plant Sale

Nursery Manager Ron Singer will be selling some of the OVLC’s best stock of natives from our own Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery. April 23, 2016 9 a.m – 12 p.m. The plant sale will be at our Ojai Meadows Preserve Native Plant Nursery on Besant Road. Use Lomita entrance to the Ojai Meadows […]

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EARTH DAY

By on March 24, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
EARTH DAY

Earth Day Celebration
April 23, 2016 11 – 4 p.m.
Oak Grove School

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Wildlife Tracking Class

By on February 23, 2016 in Events, Ventura River Preserve with 0 Comments
Wildlife Tracking Class

Wildlife Tracking Class
Basics and Beyond of Animal Track & Sign Identification
Saturday March 19, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Oso Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve
Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sun protection

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California Naturalist Certification

By on December 17, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
California Naturalist Certification

The course will begin with orientation on Friday March 4th, 2016, followed by a field trip on Saturday March 5th. It will continue on subsequent Fridays and Saturdays.

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is excited to announce that in partnership with University of California Cooperative Extension we will be offering the California Naturalist Certification Training this Spring.

The California Naturalist training is an innovative program developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. The California Naturalist program provides an overview of California’s diverse ecology, as well as a more in-depth study of the ecology of the Ventura River Watershed.

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All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

By on December 17, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

ALL ABOUT OJAI
Co-Hosted with Ventura Wild

FILM PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Friday January 29, 2016
6PM

Matilija Auditorium

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD
Growing Outdoors in the Media Age

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Guided Nature Hike and Restoration Tour

By on November 10, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Guided Nature Hike and Restoration Tour

Saturday November 21, 2015
8:00 – 11:00 AM

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is hosting a guided hike at the Ventura River Preserve on Saturday November 21, at 8:00 AM. The hike will focus on current OVLC restoration projects and the birds and plants that call the preserve home. Led by OVLC docent and Certified California Naturalist John Pavelko with special guest guide Art Vander, resident plant expert.

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Winter Migration Bird Walk

By on November 10, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Winter Migration Bird Walk

Saturday December 12, 2015
Ojai Meadows Preserve
With Jesse Grantham

Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning December 12at 8:30 AM. This is winter migration time so you will have a chance to learn about bird species who make their home here in the winter and those who just stop by for a rest on their way somewhere else.

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All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

By on November 10, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD Film and Panel Discussion

ALL ABOUT OJAI
Co-Hosted with Ventura Wild

FILM PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Friday January 29, 2016
6PM

Matilija Auditorium

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD
Growing Outdoors in the Media Age

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All About Ojai: Watershed Film Screening

By on June 26, 2015 in All About Ojai, Events, Featured, News with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Watershed Film Screening

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday, July 11, 2015 10 am – 12 pm OVLC Office 370 W. Baldwin Rd. Ojai Bldg. A4 Film Presentation and Panel Discussion WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for a New West On Saturday July 11 at 10 AM the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will be screening the film WATERSHED. Executive […]

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All About Ojai: Urban Carnivores

By on May 7, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: Urban Carnivores

Update 7/79/15: Thank you to Jenny Fitzgerald who gave a fantastic talk about mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains a few weeks ago for our All About Ojai series. For those of you that wanted more information on the Liberty Canyon puma crossing project, here is a short film about it: ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental […]

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Stewardship Director Annual Hike & Picnic

By on April 13, 2015 in Events, Featured, News with 0 Comments
Stewardship Director Annual Hike & Picnic

APRIL 25, 2015   9:00 AM -12 PM Hike and Picnic at the Ilvento Preserve with Stewardship Director Rick Bisaccia Once a year the OVLC offers a guided walk on its Ilvento Preserve, and this year it takes place on April 25, from 9 AM to 12 noon. OVLC Preserve Manager Rick Bisaccia will lead a […]

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The Chaparral Ecosystem – Rick Halsey, The Chaparral Institute

By on February 25, 2015 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
The Chaparral Ecosystem – Rick Halsey, The Chaparral Institute

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series Richard W. Halsey, The Chaparral Institute: The Secrets of Ojai’s Remarkable Shrubland Wilderness Saturday, March 14, 2015 10 AM- 12 PM OVLC Office 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4  On Saturday, March 14, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a two-part presentation by Richard Halsey, chaparral ecologist, writer, […]

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Chumash History in the Ojai Valley

By on January 21, 2015 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
Chumash History in the Ojai Valley

All About Ojai: Environmental Learning Series The Chumash in the Ojai Valley The History, Culture and Plant Knowledge of the Chumash People Part 1: Julie Tumamait Saturday, Feb. 7 2:00 PM OVLC Office 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4  Part 2: Lanny Kaufer Sunday, Feb. 8 9:30-1130 AM Riverview Trailhead Ventura River Preserve The Chumash […]

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Native American Heritage Commission Meeting Notice

By on November 26, 2014 in Around Our Valley with 0 Comments

The Native American Heritage Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday December 1, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, 370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg A4 Ojai CA.

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Film Screening “DAMNATION”

By on July 1, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Film Screening “DAMNATION”

A Fundraiser for the OVLC Saturday, August 16 Doors open at 7:30 PM – Film Starts at Dusk @ the Mob Shop Beer & Munchies provided by the OBC   The Mob Shop 110 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai California 93023 www.themobshop.com            This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in […]

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All About Ojai: GREEN FIRE: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

By on June 17, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: GREEN FIRE: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Saturday, July 19 10 AM At the Ojai Playhouse Register now On Saturday July 19 at 10:00 AM the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will host a screening of Green Fire, the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of […]

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All About Ojai: History of Agriculture in Ventura County

By on May 14, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: History of Agriculture in Ventura County

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 10:00 AM OVLC Office – 370 W. Baldwin Road – Bldg. A4 John Krist, Farm Bureau of Ventura County “Living Legacy” – The Story of Ventura County Agriculture Register Now » In this chapter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s All About Ojai Series, John Krist will be presenting […]

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Western Tracking Institute to offer Full-Day Track and Sign Class on March 15

By on February 27, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments
Western Tracking Institute to offer Full-Day Track and Sign Class on March 15

Please join the Channel Islands Tracking Team for a full-day track and sign class on Saturday, March 15th at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve.  The class will be taught by Barry Martin of the Western Tracking Institute.  We will meet at the Old Baldwin Road trailhead at 8:30 am (directions below) and spend most of […]

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MARCH 8-ALL ABOUT OJAI- GEOLOGY OF THE OJAI VALLEY- UCSB Professor Ed Keller

By on February 4, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series Saturday March 8, 2014  10 AM to 12PM Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Avenue UCSB Geology Professor Ed Keller Geology of the Ojai Valley And the river that runs through it Register Here The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting Professor Edward Keller for a presentation on the Geology of […]

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THIS EVENT IS FULL-NO ROOM AT THE TALK OR HIKE-All About Ojai- 2 Day Program: Saturday, Feb 8:Jan Timbrook- Chumash Ethnobotany Sunday February 9- Lanny Kaufer Native Plant Walk at Valley View Preserve

By on January 6, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

ALL ABOUT OJAI: Environmental Learning Series CHUMASH ETHNOBOTANY Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California   Part I SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8th 10 AM- 12 PM JAN TIMBROOK OVLC Offices 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4   Part 2 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 9 AM-11 AM LANNY KAUFER VALLEY VIEW PRESERVE           […]

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ALL ABOUT OJAI – THE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM- 10 AM Jan. 11

By on December 18, 2013 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

THE HUMAN ECOSYSTEM: OUR DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is opening its 2014 All About Ojai environmental learning series with an exploration of the human ecosystem by Dr. Lori Pye, PhD.  The presentation will take place at 10 am Saturday January 11, 2014  at the OVLC offices, 370 Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4. […]

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BIRDWALK & NATURE HIKE 8:30 AM, January 11

By on December 18, 2013 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

Bird walk and nature hike Saturday January 11, 2014 8:30 AM   There is no better way to start 2014 than to get out and reconnect with nature.   The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a bird walk and nature hike at the Ventura River Preserve on Saturday January 11h at 8:30 AM. The […]

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DECEMBER 7 – WINTER MIGRATION BIRD WALK

By on November 19, 2013 in Events with 0 Comments
DECEMBER 7 – WINTER MIGRATION BIRD WALK

Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning, December 7th, at 8:30 AM.  This is winter migration time so you will have a chance to learn about bird species who make their home here year round, or just in the winter and those who just stop by for a […]

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WILD ABOUT OJAI ASTRONOMY DATE CHANGE TO NOVEMBER 10, 2013

By on October 15, 2013 in Events with 0 Comments

Join us at the OVLC offices  on Sunday November 10th from 6 PM to 9PM for lesson on Astronomy and a look at Ojai’s Incredible Night Skies with Moorpark College Professor Hal Jandorf.  Professor Jandorf will give a presentation on the science of astronomy and how to use telescopes.  After the presentation we will go […]

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Fox Canyon Palm Project Improves Stream Habitats in Ojai

By on September 18, 2013 in Around Our Valley, News with 0 Comments

Local Partnership Improves Stream Habitats in Ojai Usually, the sound of a chain saw coming from a local creek is cause for worry. Recently, however, this sound has been associated with habitat improvements for fish and wildlife. A partnership between the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, the California Conservation Corps, and the Concerned Resource and Environmental […]

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Native Plant Sale 9 AM to 12 PM Saturday October 5, 2013

By on April 15, 2013 in Around Our Valley, Events with 0 Comments

Native Plant Sale   The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy will be opening the  nursery on the Ojai Meadows Preserve for its twice yearly native plant sale.  The sale will take place at the OVLC nursery Saturday October 5 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The nursery is located on Besant Road on the left at the first curve in the […]

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