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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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Annual Stewardship Director Hike and Picnic

By on March 31, 2016 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Stewardship Director Hike and Picnic

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, OVLC Stewardship Director Rick Bisaccia will lead a limited group of hikers on a very special springtime hike.

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Guided Nature Hike

By on January 27, 2016 in Around Our Valley, Events with 1 Comment
Guided Nature Hike

Guided Nature Hike
Saturday February 20th, 2016.
Time and Location: 9 a.m. at Luci’s Trailhead

The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) and Aqua-Flo are hosting a guided hike on Saturday February 20th, 2016.

Each year the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy hosts thousands of nature enthusiasts including hikers, equestrians, school children and community groups on its preserves. Whether a visitor, newcomer or longtime resident this is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the day with other nature lovers.

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National Trails Day 2015

By on June 12, 2015 in Around Our Valley, News with 2 Comments
National Trails Day 2015

In celebration of 2015 National Trails Day the OVLC led hikes for the public in each of the preserves. It was a day of beautiful views, exciting wildlife sightings, and all together good times. To get a feel of what National Trails Day was like on the OVLC lead hikes, watch this video of the Ilvento Preserve […]

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National Trails Day – Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks

By on May 16, 2015 in Events with 0 Comments
National Trails Day – Free Guided Nature Hikes and Walks

Celebrate National Trails Day with free guided nature hikes and walks Saturday June 6, 2015 In celebration of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy staff and docents will lead free guided nature hikes and walks on five of our Nature Preserves. The events will all begin at 8:30 AM […]

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Kennedy Ridge or Bust

By on April 29, 2015 in Press, Ventura River Preserve with 0 Comments
Kennedy Ridge or Bust

The Kennedy Ridge Trail and OVLC Stewardship Director were featured in a great article by Ray Ford in the Santa Barbara Independent this week:   As you ascend the switchbacks leading to the top of Kennedy Ridge the whole Ojai Valley comes into view. The Topatopa Mountain escarpment provides a similar backdrop to what we […]

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Snake Stories

By on April 27, 2015 in Notes from Rick with 0 Comments
Snake Stories

Although it seems that collecting reptiles is a popular thing to do these days, some fifty years ago already my boyhood friends and I growing up in Ojai were crazy about collecting snakes, turtles and lizards and were fascinated with their lives and stories. We kept our creatures in terrariums and cages, feeding and looking […]

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Improved Hiking Access through Forest Service Partnership

By on April 30, 2015 in Newsletter with 0 Comments
Improved Hiking Access through Forest Service Partnership

It’s been a good month for improved hiking access with projects put in place in partnership with the US Forest Service (USFS). The Foothill Trail adopt-a-trail agreement and the Pratt Trailhead rehab project have finally launched. Heidi Anderson, the Ojai District’s Wilderness Trails Manager and temporary duty District Ranger Yolanda Saldana worked with OVLC to […]

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The Hardly Definitive Guide to the VRP Trail System Part 1

The Hardly Definitive Guide to the VRP Trail System Part 1

I’m not going to mince words here, or try to shoehorn a 68 point Scrabble word, the Ventura River Preserve is awesome.  I am a wee bit biased;  I live within 0.75, 1.5 and 2.25 miles from the three trailheads (I can hit the McDonalds with a 3 iron!)  I receive a regular income from […]

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Annual Preserve Manager Hike & Picnic – Sponsored by Ojai Community Bank

By on April 8, 2014 in Events with 0 Comments
Annual Preserve Manager Hike & Picnic – Sponsored by Ojai Community Bank

April 12, 2014  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Valley View Preserve Reservations Required Thank you to our sponsor Ojai Community Bank for this hike! Once a year, the OVLC Preserve Manager Rick Bisaccia leads a limited group of hikers on a very special springtime hike and picnic at a cost of just $25 per person. […]

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The New Trail On The Block

By on June 7, 2013 in News with 0 Comments
The New Trail On The Block

Loving the June gloom, am I the only one who wants it to stay until September? What can I say, OVLC has been on a roll.  In the last 3 years they have opened the Kennedy Ridge trail, Old Baldwin wheelchair accesible trail, not to mention the Gridley/Fuelbreak connector trail.  Next week they will branch […]

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