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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 […]
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.
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!
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.
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 12, 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 in the winter and those who just stop by for a rest on their way somewhere else.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Support the acquisition of this preserve today! Click Here To Give. Click here for a 2 page PDF about the project.