Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust

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“...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”

― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

The mission of the Rancho Ventura Conservation Land Trust is to protect the natural diversity, scenic open space and agricultural vitality of our Ventura County ranch and coastal areas.



Committed to the conservation and preservation of open space and agricultural land. Let’s sustain and care for the land together, to be shared and enjoyed forever by fostering an appreciation and understanding of the trust’s land, it’s history and it’s legacy.


Learn about our holistic ranch management practices, wildlife habitat and its valuable resources.


Learn about the conservation trust’s rich history that spans from the Chumash period into modern history.


Our partners are an important part of our conservation trust. See who they are and learn how you can join us.


The Conservation Ambassadors Leadership Academy

With our exciting youth program, you will learn about:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Stewardship
  3. Conservation
  4. Careers in AG
  5. Being an Ambassador
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This week’s trail cam photos

Our History

Learn About our History

How to Help

Find out how you can help


Thoughtful Stewards of the Land

Rich and Bonnie Atmore and their supporters want to support their shared vision of sustaining the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust in exciting and innovative ways.

Can you envision hearing children’s laughter as they move through the Ralph B Lloyd Equestrian center? Their newfound knowledge and sense of wonder as they move through an interpretive area for the Chumash and Spanish eras. Or seminars and learning presentations from our partners in agriculture. We also envision docent led nature walks that teach the public about the importance of natural resources.

These are just some of the initiatives envisioned to help bring interest and support to the mission of the RSBCT and the land it cares for.