To Our Ojai Community:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from the damage from the Thomas Fire on our trails. In the coming months trails will likely open and close depending on rain and changing trail conditions. Click here for current information and trail notifications »

Nathan Wickstrum

Construction of the Rice Canyon Canal Bridge: A Photographic Chronology

By on August 20, 2020 in News
Construction of the Rice Canyon Canal Bridge: A Photographic Chronology

We have worked hard over the last two and a half years to ensure the Rice Canyon Canal Bridge, which crosses over the Robles Diversion Canal, would be reborn from the ashes once again after it burned in the Thomas Fire in 2017. However, unlike its last two predecessors that were constructed of wood, the […]

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Raffle Prizes Mountainfilm on Tour 2020

By on August 17, 2020 in Events, Featured, News
Raffle Prizes       Mountainfilm on Tour 2020

Thank you for coming to Mountainfilm!

Preorder Food & Save the date: Mountainfilm 2020 September 18-20.

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Food & Beer Menu Mountainfilm on Tour 2020

By on August 17, 2020 in Events, Featured, News
Food & Beer Menu        Mountainfilm on Tour 2020

Thank you for coming to Mountainfilm!

Preorder Food & Save the date: Mountainfilm 2020 September 18-20.

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Virtual Mountainfilm on Tour 2020

By on August 17, 2020 in Events, Featured, News
Virtual Mountainfilm on Tour 2020

This event has ended. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. We hope you enjoyed the show. Stay tuned! Mountainfilm on tour might be coming back to Ojai sooner than expected. Mountainfilm on Tour is virtual this year! September 18-20, 2020 Get ready for a night of fun, food, family, raffle prizes, and adventure inspired […]

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Let’s Talk Trash

By on July 14, 2020 in News with 0 Comments
Let’s Talk Trash

We’ve tried different tactics to mitigate the trash issue including closing trash bins at trailheads, removing the trash bins all together, and asking users to pack out their own trash. From comments we’ve seen online there seems to be a misconception of what it means to pack it in, pack it out. Learn about how you can do your part to keep the preserves clean.

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Rice Canyon Canal Bridge is complete, but we need your help to pay for it

By on April 29, 2020 in Featured, News
Rice Canyon Canal Bridge is complete, but we need your help to pay for it

Rebuilding the Rice Canyon Canal Bridge cost nearly $272,00, all of which the OVLC had to pay upfront from community donations. However, we knew that if we worked patiently with FEMA we would be able to recoup some of this expense, given that the bridge burned in the Thomas Fire. While this slowed down the […]

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From the Field / June ’20

By on July 27, 2020 in News with 0 Comments
From the Field / June ’20

Used baby diapers, empty beer cans, human feces, and punctured flotation devices have no place on the preserves. Similarly, the OVLC is very conscientious in where it places trails, trying to minimize the environmental impact of our presence in nature, yet every day we find new trails down to the river. At this time in […]

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What’s In Bloom? Spring ’20

By on July 27, 2020 in News with 0 Comments
What’s In Bloom?           Spring ’20

Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea) Woolly Bluecurls (Trichostema lanatum) This evergreen shrub looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, but it’s one of our favorites! The next time you’re out hiking on the backcountry trails of the Ventura River Preserve treat your nose to the wonderful scents of woolly bluecurls. You’ll smell hints of […]

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs

Rattlesnake Avoidance for Dogs
August 8 & 9, 8 am–5 pm
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