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2017 Mountainfilm Festival was epic!

By on October 20, 2017 in Featured, News with 0 Comments
2017 Mountainfilm Festival was epic!

Wow – what a night! Thank you to the 1,000+ people that came out to our Mountainfilm on Tour event September 23 and made our event such a success!

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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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Conservation in a Changing Climate

By on May 15, 2017 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
Conservation in a Changing Climate

Most people agree that climate change is the defining environmental issue of our time. And as a result, OVLC’s mission in the Ojai Valley is more important than ever.

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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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Adopt-A-Trail

By on April 14, 2017 in Around Our Valley, Featured, News with 0 Comments
Adopt-A-Trail

Two of Ojai’s favorite trails and trailheads will now be getting the love they deserve. The OVLC recently adopted the Pratt Trailhead and the Pratt Trail up to the Foothill Trail, and the Gridley Trailhead and the Gridley Trail up to Fuelbreak Road Trail. This is in addition to previously adopted sections of the Foothill […]

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Krishnamurti Foundation of America Announces the Opening of the Ojai Saddle Trails in Partnership with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

Krishnamurti Foundation of America Announces the Opening of the Ojai Saddle Trails in Partnership with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Krishnamurti Foundation of America are proud to announce a partnership to provide formal public access on private land adjacent to the Ojai Meadows Preserve through a trail easement.

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WAO Partner Profile: Erik Wilde

By on February 2, 2017 in Featured, Wild About Ojai with 0 Comments
WAO Partner Profile: Erik Wilde

Erik Wilde, Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe, Ojai
Profile by OVLC member, Lisa Aronson

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2016 Mountainfilm Festival was a smashing success!

By on October 5, 2016 in Featured, News with 0 Comments
2016 Mountainfilm Festival was a smashing success!

Wow – what a night! Thank you to the 1,000+ people that came out to our Mountainfilm on Tour event September 23 and made our event such a success!

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WAO Partner Profile: Ojai Food Taxi

By on September 14, 2016 in Featured, Wild About Ojai with 0 Comments
WAO Partner Profile: Ojai Food Taxi

Wild About Ojai partner profile: Jessica and Loretta Altman-Pollack – owners of Ojai Food Taxi. Profile written by OVLC member, Lisa Aronson.

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Mountainfilm on Tour 2016

By on July 12, 2016 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour 2016

A Fundraiser for the OVLC
Friday, September 23, 2016
Gates open at 5:00 pm – Films start at 7:15 pm
At Ojai Valley School (Lower Campus) front Sports Field

Tickets: $18 current OVLC members – $22 non-members – $25 at the door – $10 children under 12
2 free tickets with a new membership of $35 or above – see below for details!
Online ticket sales end Friday, September 23th at 11 a.m.

Get ready for a night of fun and food, friends and family, adventure inspired shorts, Telluride Mountainfilm style. On September 23, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is teaming up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films and the experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Ojai.

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WAO Partner Profile: Char Man

By on September 2, 2016 in Featured, News, Wild About Ojai with 0 Comments
WAO Partner Profile: Char Man

Wild About Ojai partner profile: Chris Sutton – owner of Char Man Brand. Profile written by OVLC member, Lisa Aronson

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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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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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Mountainfilm on Tour Success

By on September 30, 2015 in Around Our Valley, Featured, News with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour Success

Update: The 2016 Date has been set! Stay tuned for more details and ticket sales this summer. Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour – Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Friday, September 23, 2016 5pm – 10pm A big thank you to everyone who came out on Friday to our Telluride Mountainfilm Festival event at Ojai Valley School. We […]

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Mountainfilm on Tour – OVLC

By on July 27, 2015 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Mountainfilm on Tour – OVLC

A Fundraiser for the OVLC

Friday, September 25, 2015

Gates open at 5:00 pm – Film starts at 6:45 pm
At Ojai Valley School front Sports Field

Get ready for a night of fun and food, friends and family, adventure inspired shorts and an amazing feature film, Telluride Mountainfilm style. On September 25, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is teaming up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films and the experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Ojai.

Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and stake out your spot on the lawn. There will be live music, food trucks, and a beer garden provided by Topa Topa Brewing Company.

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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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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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Rick Bisaccia Named Stewardship Director

By on December 18, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Featured, News, Press with 0 Comments
Rick Bisaccia Named Stewardship Director

In recognition of the importance of land management to the preserves managed by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), the OVLC has created the new senior-level position of Stewardship Director. The Stewardship Director oversees all preserve management activity and develops projects that improve the quality of outdoor experiences enjoyed by our preserve visitors. The OVLC […]

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1% for Ojai Launches

By on October 31, 2014 in Featured, News, Press, What's New with 0 Comments
1% for Ojai Launches

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) manages approximately 2,000 acres for public use at a cost of $100,000 per year. Essential trail maintenance, preserve infrastructure repairs (such as fencing and signage), regular preserve patrols, and cleaning up graffiti are just some of the preserve management needs associated with this cost. And, with each new preserve […]

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Brian Stark Named OVLC Executive Director

By on October 17, 2014 in Featured, News with 0 Comments
Brian Stark Named OVLC Executive Director

Brian Stark has been named the new Executive Director of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Formerly the land conservancy’s Conservation Operations Director, Stark is stepping up into the Executive Director role with the departure of Greg Gamble. Gamble has accepted a fundraising position at Stanford University and will be leaving Ojai near the end of […]

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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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All About Ojai – Two Part Bird Series

By on May 7, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
All About Ojai – Two Part Bird Series

May 9, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Slide Show at OVLC Offices May 10, 2014, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Ojai Meadows Preserve Bird Walk Friday Evening Photo Array – Allen Bertke from the Audubon Society Saturday Morning Jesse Grantham & Allen Bertke Bird Walk REGISTER NOW On Friday evening May 9th, Allen Bertke, Ventura Audubon […]

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Wills Canyon Birding and Nature Hike

By on April 11, 2014 in Events, Featured with 0 Comments
Wills Canyon Birding and Nature Hike

Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ventura River Preserve: Wills-Rice Canyon Loop The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is hosting a bird and nature hike at the Ventura River Preserve on Saturday April 26th at 8:30 AM. The hike will follow the Wills-Rice Loop trail and will be led by Peter Larramendy. You […]

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Riverview Trailhead Scheduled to Close

By on April 8, 2014 in Around Our Valley, Featured, News, Press with 0 Comments
Riverview Trailhead Scheduled to Close

At the end of September, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s 10 year easement that allows us to maintain the Ventura River Preserve’s Riverview Trailhead will expire. Many people probably don’t realize that the Riverview Trailhead on Rice Road does not sit on Ojai Valley Land Conservancy property. This land and about forty acres immediately below […]

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Rice Creek Returns Home after 90 Years

By on March 14, 2014 in Featured, Press with 0 Comments

Rice Creek is a seasonal tributary of the Ventura River that drains the hillsides above the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s majestic Ventura River Preserve. Hikers in Rice Canyon can see the modest creek, and know that it supports a variety of native plants and wildlife. However, the lower sections of the small Creek have seen rough times over the last 90 years since it was cut off from its natural route and held captive in a man-made ditch. In the 1920’s, the stream was diverted to make room for an orange orchard. When the stream was moved, the hydrologic and ecological connections between the Creek and the Ventura River were severed. In total, ¾ of a mile of the former stream was left dry, most of it to be completely removed.

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Valley View PreserveAcknowledgement Sign

By on June 27, 2013 in Featured with 0 Comments
Valley View PreserveAcknowledgement Sign

Below is the image of valley view donor thank you sign, which is way too small to read with the human eye. Almost 500 households contributed to the Valley View acquisition as compared to the 135 households listed on the acknowledgement sign for the Ventura River Preserve in 2003.  PLEASE CLICK one or two times […]

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Watch a short Valley View Preserve film!

By on March 6, 2013 in Featured with 0 Comments

The Proposed Valley View Preserve in Ojai Clicking the link above will launch a lovely 3 min film about featuring the proposed Valley View Preserve in Ojai, CA.

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Google Earth Tour of Proposed Valley View Preserve

By on March 5, 2013 in Featured with 0 Comments

Support the acquisition of this preserve today!  Click Here To Give. Click here for a 2 page PDF about the project.

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