Ventura Land Trust

Preserving Ventura's hillsides, trails, water and wildlife for the benefit of present and future generations. (Formerly Ventura Hillsides Conservancy)

Check out the growth on these willow stake plantings at Big Rock Preserve! We planted these stakes last month and we’re stoked to see them doing well. If you’d like to help out, we have a planting event this Saturday, December 15th, from 9AM to Noon at Big Rock. Hit the link in our bio for more information, and to RSVP to the event. See you out there! #habitatrestoration #conservation #naturepreserve #willowstakes #nonprofit #venturalandtrust
Hey there! You should come out to the Topa Topa Holiday Hootenanny! You’ll find some excellent gifts for your friends and you can enter the raffle that’s supporting our new mural at Big Rock. We’ll be here until 5pm! Good food, games, shopping, holiday shenanigans and of course, beer! 🍺 #findusbytheemergencyexit
🍻We were honored to be invited to the @rinconbreweryventura “Friends and Family” opening celebration last night! Great food, incredible beer selection, gorgeous space, and good vibes all around! We are so impressed with the hard work and dedication by everyone on the RB team! Congratulations! 🎉
Ahead of tonight’s forecasted rain, we pulled 27 bags of trash out of the Ventura River. The trash was mostly collected from abandoned camps and dump sites in the river bottom. John Harrison, aka Captain Cleanup, was on-site to lend a hand. Thanks John! #venturalandtrust #nonprofit #conservation #restoration #venturariver #ventura
Beautiful morning resurrecting a fallen Red-tailed hawk’s nest at our private Hayden Teaching Preserve. The nest was partially intact after the tree it was built in was pruned, so with counsel from @ojairaptorcenter , we were able to reposition it 35 feet up in a Eucalyptus tree. If you know any hawks looking for a home, point them our way! #venturalandtrust #conservation #landtrust #redtailedhawk #nonprofit #restoration
#teamwork We love partnering with @surfridervc for these important cleanup events! Thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers who came out this morning. It’s not too late to join in the fun! We’ll be here until noon!
Do you have plans today? Join us at the Ventura River Estuary for a river/beach cleanup with @surfridervc ! We will be cleaning from 9-12 and everyone is welcome. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and close toed shoes. Hope to see you out there! #venturalandtrust #conservation #restoration #nonprofit #805 #cleanup
We’ve installed some new signs at Big Rock Preserve. Next time you are on the bike path between Ventura and Ojai, keep your eyes peeled for these beauties! #landtrust #ventura #nonprofit #conservation #venturalandtrust
Awesome couple days of field trips with Mound Elementary school! These students helped remove invasive Canadian Horseweed, and spread mulch on the trails at Big Rock Preserve. They also learned about the Matilija Dam, and the challenges it poses to the Ventura River Watershed. Thanks for all the help Mound! #fieldtrip #5thgrade #nonprofit #conservation #landtrust #venturacounty
Special shout out to Ventura High School’s ROP class for spending their Halloween morning planting native species on the Hayden Preserve. We even saw a Great Horned Owl, spooky! Happy Halloween 🎃 👻 #landtrust #nonprofit #Ventura #venturacounty #nativeplants #restoration
Join us this Thursday at @patagoniavta for a special evening aimed at galvanizing our community before this critical midterm election. Meet VLT staff, learn about other non-profits in the area, and have a beer with other like-minded folks. We’re stoked to hang out with you all! #midterms #vote #govote #venturalandtrust #vlt #nonprofit #landtrust
Big thanks to today’s volunteers, Charlie and Cecilia, who helped remove invasive species and clear some trail at Big Rock Preserve! If you’d like to get involved, check out the events page on our website, or drop a line to #volunteer #nonprofit #landtrust #venturalandtrust #venturacounty #bigrockpreserve
A very special thank you to @wellsfargo and Matt Sweetman for supporting Ventura Land Trust’s ongoing restoration efforts on our properties after the Thomas Fire devastated much of the native plant population. We appreciate the support! #venturalandtrust #vlt #landtrust #nonprofit #venturacounty
We would like to extend a huge thank you to @the_ojai_c.r.e.w for assisting in our invasive species removal efforts at the Ventura River Estuary. Thanks to the Crew, we were able to remove vast swaths of Arundo, an invasive giant reed that can clog the natural flow of the river, and outcompetes our native species for room to grow. If you would like to get involved with our invasive species removal efforts, hit the link in our bio! #landtrust #nonprofit #venturariver #estuary #venturalandtrust
Great field trip to Matilija Dam today with students from Rio Vista High School. We talked about the benefits of removing the dam, and how this action will change the entire Ventura River Watershed for the better. The most exciting part of the day came below the dam, where we saw a school of native Steelhead Trout during our water sampling with @sbchannelkeeper. The stoke was high to say the least! #matilijadam #venturariver #watershed #fieldtrip #landtrust #nonprofit
We have been learning a ton at @ltalliance #landtrustalliancerally conference in Pittsburgh, PA! We can’t wait to apply this knowledge to our properties and organization, and continue to protect land and water in Ventura County. From L to R, Stewardship Manager Dan Hulst, Stewardship Director Kate Furlong, Board Trustee Don Wood. #venturalandtrust #landtrust #nonprofit #conservation #venturacounty
Please join us at @rei Oxnard this evening for the “Women In Conservation” panel, which will include our very own Development Director Adrienne Stephens! Adrienne will be joined by other local female conservation champions to discuss their passions, priorities, and projects. Event starts at 6:30PM! #vlt #venturalandtrust #conservation #landtrust #nonprofit
Looking for something to do this weekend? On Saturday, October 13th, we will be working alongside @surfridervc at our Ocean Friendly Garden (adjacent to the bike path near the Main Street Bridge.) We will be preparing the area for planting and all hands are welcome. With your help, we can create more habitat for lovely insects like these Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars. Hit the link in bio for more info! #venturalandtrust #ventura #805 #landtrust #oceanfriendlygardens #nonprofit
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