Years of thirst had taken their toll on dozens of redwood trees at Arroyo Verde in Ventura. A chainsaw artist saw a new start for some of them. http://bit.ly/2mCI9Uy
Wildlife photo of the week ! "Doe a deer...a female deer." Look at this beauty! She was nice enough to give us a chance at this great close up shot. Proper management of open space lands creates ideal wildlife habitat. invite your friends to follow our Facebook page or visit our website at www.VenturaConservation.com to learn more about protecting wildlife habitat. Have a great weekend. Cheers, RA and Bonnie. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore ... See more
Thanks to Totally Local VC for their amazing Farm Facts Friday series! Since we have 91 acres of Hass avocados here at the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust- we though it was important to share some great facts about them. Thank you also to Mission Avocados for support, partnership and management of our beautiful orchards! ... See more
Do you know what day it is? Yep Farm Facts Fridays! Did you know that there are over 500 varieties of avocados, but only about seven varieties are grown commercially. Haas Avocados are the main crop, making up about 80% of the world market and 90% of the United States market. 2012 has been a good crop, producing about 400 million pounds of avocados in California. Avocados are the 5th largest crop grown in Ventura County Avocados are a versatile fruit that are packed with nutrients and are a great way to add healthy fat to your diet. TotallyLocalVC@Gmail.com ... See more
Chris Ryan our volunteer photographer stumbled across this last spring, isn't it amazing to think that Native Americans sat here hundreds or maybe thousands of years ago to work with these tools. what do you say we leave it alone for another thousand years? Have a great weekend Bonnie and RA Richard Atmore Bonnie Atmore ... See more
Do you know the basic facts and tips on how to be an everyday environmentalist for the sake of nature?
Trail-cam wildlife photo of the week ! Mountain Lion X 2= Two big cats. When we manage the land to support it's maximum wildlife carrying capacity, we have plenty of deer and other game animals that are the primary prey for lions. Pretty simple theory, provide what they want and the lions for the most part leave the cattle alone, it's a win win for the lions and the rancher. To learn more on how we manage and improve wildlife habitat visit the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust Facebook page and invite your friends, or visit our website at http://www.venturaconservation.com/ Have a great week, Big Love, Bonnie and RA. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore ... See more
The historic cattle operation in our Ventura Foothills practices prescribed grazing to reduce fuel loads and helps to protect the City of Ventura from the devastating effects of Wildfire that we saw in Sonoma County last month. Please be careful around dry vegetation, do the weed abatement and clean leaves out of your gutters around your home so we keep our community safe. For more information on keeping your family safe, visit the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council web page Have a happy and safe weekend, Bonnie and RA. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore ... See more
Trail-Cam Photo of the Week. Cheers at the water trough, look at this awesome photo of a deer and fox sharing a drink, supplying fresh water at many locations around the ranch makes happy and healthy wildlife. I have a lot of really cool photos and videos so share with your Facebook friends and stay tuned. Happy Wednesday from Bonnie and RA. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore Lisa Hawk John Hecht Kathy Hartley ... See more
Late last week, biologists spotted 102 brown boobies and four of their nests on a small, rocky islet off Santa Barbara Island. About 54 miles off Ventura, Santa Barbara is the smallest of five islands in the park and its southernmost point. ... See more
It important to keep these ranches together to preserve working landscapes and open space.
California rancher Tim Koopmann discusses how his family has twice paid the "most onerous" death tax and warns that if his ranch must be sold, nearby Silicon Valley billionaires "would ruin this land forever." ... See more