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 »

All About Ojai

All About Ojai: The Bear Essentials

By on December 11, 2018 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
All About Ojai: The Bear Essentials

All About Ojai: The Bear Essentials
January 12. 10 am.
OVLC Office

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Winter Migration Bird Walk

By on November 8, 2018 in All About Ojai, Events, Ojai Meadows Preserve with 0 Comments
Winter Migration Bird Walk

Winter Migration Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham
December 8. 8:30 – 10:30 am
Ojai Meadows Presreve

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Community Volunteers

By on May 30, 2018 in All About Ojai, News with 0 Comments
Community Volunteers

The OVLC works to steward the land of the Ojai Valley for the benefit of the community, so when the community shows up to volunteer as stewards themselves, we feel even more inspired in our mission. Since the Thomas Fire, there has been a marked increase in community engagement with the OVLC on the preserves. […]

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Matilija Dam Update

By on February 26, 2018 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
Matilija Dam Update

Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project
Presented by Paul Jenkin
March 10 at 10 am – OVLC office

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All About Ojai – Tales of the Condor

By on January 22, 2018 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
All About Ojai – Tales of the Condor

Tales of the Condor
Presented by Debbi Parisi and Jill Forman
February 10 at 10 am, OVLC office

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Julie Tumamait-Chumash History, Culture and Plant Knowledge

By on December 4, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
Julie Tumamait-Chumash History, Culture and Plant Knowledge

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 AM
OVLC Office
370 W. Baldwin Road Bldg. A4

All About Ojai: Julie Tumamait
The History, Culture and Plant Knowledge of the Chumash People

The Chumash were Ojai’s first inhabitants, living here for thousands of years before European explorers arrived. The livelihood of the Chumash people was based upon their subsistence upon the available natural resources – plants, animals, and fish, and their sustainable ways of utilizing these resources. They found use for almost every type of plant and animal available – for food, clothing, medicine and tools. Their environment inspired their art, their beliefs, their stories, ceremonies and songs.

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A very special native plant Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

By on December 4, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events, News with 0 Comments
A very special native plant Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

All About Ojai:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
9:30 AM -12 PM
Native Plant Guide Lanny Kaufer
Herb Walk at the Ventura River Preserve
Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer has been leading “Herb Walks” in Ojai and the surrounding area for over 40 years.  Lanny has been a strong supporter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) for many years.  Once a year he generously offers to lead a hike as part of our All About Ojai environmental learning series.  This year he will lead a Native Plant walk on the Ventura River Preserve as a follow up to Julie Tumamait’s Chumash talk the day before.

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Winter Migration Bird Walk

Winter Migration Bird Walk

Winter Migration Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham
December 2, 8:30 – 10:30 am
Ojai Meadows Presreve

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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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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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Bird Walk Checklist

Bird Walk Checklist

We had a fabulous bird walk at the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with Jesse Grantham. We saw 38 different species of birds!

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Wildlife Camera Tracking Workshop

By on November 18, 2016 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
Wildlife Camera Tracking Workshop

Join Ventura wildlife biologist David Lee for a introductory workshop on using trail cameras (January 14, 2017). Topics will include how to select the right camera, camera operation and settings, where to place your camera for best results, viewing results, and how to share findings with local wildlife biologists.

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Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham

Bird Walk with Jesse Grantham

Join Jesse Grantham for a birding tour of the Ojai Meadows Preserve on Saturday morning December 3, at 8:30 am. This is winter migration time so you will 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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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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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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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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Bird Walk Checklist

Bird Walk Checklist

We had a fabulous bird walk at the Ojai Meadows Preserve this past Saturday with Jesse Grantham. Here is the list of the birds we saw, as a few photographs of the highlights thanks to Mike! 35 species total 5 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove 10 Mourning Dove 1 Greater Roadrunner 3 […]

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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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The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places

By on November 25, 2014 in All About Ojai, Events with 0 Comments
The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places

All About Ojai: The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places with Brian Stafford, MD, MPH Founder of Eco-Psyche-Artistry and Wilderness Is Medicine Friday, January 16 OVLC Office 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4 7:00 – 8:30 pm Participants should bring their imagination. Saturday, January 17 Riverview Trailhead at the Ventura River Preserve 9:00 – 11:00 am Participants should wear […]

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