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CREATURE FEATURE / NOVEMBER 2022

By on December 6, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
CREATURE FEATURE / NOVEMBER 2022

WESTERN FENCE LIZARD The western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) is one of the most common lizards found throughout the entire range of the western United States. You’ve probably spotted this species at an OVLC preserve, running across the trail or sunbathing on a rock. Often overlooked due to its prevalence in the valley, we might […]

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NURSERY UPGRADES

By on November 21, 2022 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
NURSERY UPGRADES

OVLC is expanding and upgrading its Native Plant Nursery at the Ojai Meadows Preserve. Built in 2007 to support restoration efforts at the Ojai Meadows Preserve, the nursery was originally intended to be temporary. However, over the past 15 years the number of OVLC restoration projects and community plant sales have increased. The need for native plants as a means to restore our local ecosystems in the face of climate change is greater now than ever before.

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FROM THE FIELD / FEBRUARY 2022

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FROM THE FIELD / FEBRUARY 2022

Back in July 2021, the OVLC removed several non-native red gum trees (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) from the Ojai Meadows Preserves. We also removed a Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle), a Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis), and a Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta). We made the difficult decision to remove these non-native trees as part of a larger effort to restore the preserve and help make our community more resilient in the long term.

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RESTORATION / JULY 2021

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RESTORATION / JULY 2021

OVLC Restoration Field Crew has recently gained a new member, Sophie McLean, to help out with field tasks and nursery management. She has a degree in Plant Biology and is excited to exchange her knowledge with OVLC Nursery Manager, Ron Singer.

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NURSERY INTERNS

By on July 16, 2021 in News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
NURSERY INTERNS

You may have noticed some new voices on our social media the last few weeks. Thanks in-part to a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Ojai, we have two interns from Nordhoff High School: Alessandra (Ally) Lucchesi and Corallyn Moss. They will be assisting OVLC Nursery Manager, Ron Singer, in growing and caring for the thousands of plants that the OVLC uses annually in restoration projects.

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RESTORATION / MARCH 2021

By on March 19, 2021 in Featured, News, Newsletter with 0 Comments
RESTORATION / MARCH 2021

If you walk in the Ojai Meadows Preserve, you may have noticed burned areas scattered throughout the preserve. The Ventura County Fire Department believes that each of these fires was intentionally started, and is investigating further.

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