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Conservation Director Stark’s Restoration Field Guide Book

By on March 23, 2011 in News

An Expert in Our Midst

 Ojai – Last Friday and Saturday the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Conservation Director Brian Stark shared is habitat restoration expertise with scores of professionals from around the State of California. 

 The Salmonid Restoration Federation is hosting its annual conference this weekend in San Luis Obispo and Brian Stark is front and center providing attendees with a field tour of fish passages he has built and presenting on his recently published book.  Brian Stark authored, Restoration Field Guide – A User Friendly Guide for Restoration Techniques in Riparian Habitats .  Stark celebrated his one year anniversary with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy on March 15 of this year.  “We are thrilled that the Ojai Valley is benefitting from Brian’s conservation knowledge, intelligence, and multi faceted interests. He makes diving rods too,” said the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Executive Director, Greg Gamble.

Brian Stark is not the only local expert who is attending the conference.  Paul Jenkins, the Environmental Director of the Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and Founder of the Matilija Coalition, is one of the keynote speakers of the Salmonid Restoration Federation’s annual conference.  His presentation is titled, “Towards Ecosystem-based Management – A Case Study: Ventura River, California”.  Casitas Municipal Water District and Indian tribes around the state will also be represented at the conference.

 Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of California’s salmon, steelhead, and trout populations and their habitat. SRF educates individuals, organizations, and agencies about innovative techniques for salmonid restoration by sponsoring this annual conference in California and operating technical field schools. Go to to make a donation or to sign up for free electronic newsletters. 

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy protects the views, trails, water and wildlife of the Ojai Valley. If you would like to know about the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy please call 649-6852 or visit  OVLC is a member driven organization which has completed five land protection projects in addition to establishing the Ojai Meadows, Ventura River, Ilvento, and Confluence Preserves for your enjoyment.

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