Thank you Ventura Chamber and Ventura City friends for blessing Rich and I with this beautiful and heartfelt award. We share this with our incredibly generous Rancho Ventura Conservation Trustees - John, thanks for being there with us today. What a day of inspiration! It was evident how caring, compassionate and supportive our Ventura businesses are and how much we all love our community and one another. Stephanie and the Ventura Chamber team along with Shannon and the crew at Ventura Beach Marriott did a fantastic job hosting us all today. We look forward to having you all come up to Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust. - Big Love - Bonnie & Rich Stephanie Caldwell Ashley Pope TDC Richard Atmore Bonnie Atmore Bonnie Atmore John Hecht Kathy Hartley Mark Hartley Don Jensen Lynn Gray Jensen ... See more
Trail-Cam Wildlife Video of the week ! The big buck comes in to check out the girls but the little buck chases him away. We are going to resume the hikes to Two Trees soon so stay tuned for more info! Please like and share our page so you and others can learn our plans to rebuild Ventura's hillsides. Have a great weekend. Big Love from the RVCT trustees. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore Don Jensen John Hecht Mark Hartley Chap Morris ... See more
Trail-Cam Photo of the week. These two bucks practice sparing in our garden area after the Thomas Fire, the bucks look a little singed but feeling good. Our avocado grove and nursery area provided needed sanctuary during the firestorm. The wildlife can have the garden, they need it more than we do. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore John Hecht Chap Morris Mark Hartley Don Jensen ... See more
In spite of the destruction of the Thomas Fire, many business owners, farmers and ranchers pitched in at a critical time to protect infrastructure, clear flammable brush and help their community. This is one of their stories. ... See more
Wildlife Video of the week. Look at these deer near hall canyon off Lincoln Dr. Everyone is just trying to make a living finding forage where they can. Thanks to Heidi Caldwell for snapping this video. Follow the RVCT to learn how you can help repair wildlife habitat. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore Don Jensen John Hecht Chap Morris Mark Hartley ... See more
The rangeland around Two Trees that we were able to manage fared very well during the Thomas Fire, however there were many areas that we were not able manage due to regulatory constraints like misinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Act and moratoriums on prescribed burning due to the extended drought. Let's shout out to our policy makers to support responsible rangeland and open space management so we don't repeat this devastation in another 25 years. Follow and share our Facebook page to find out about our new hiking schedule for 2018 or how you can help with hikes or restoring habitat. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore Chap Morris Don Jensen John Hecht Mark Hartley ... See more
As wildfires continue to plague the West coast, Delaney has a conversation with Richard Atmore from Ventura County and the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust to get an "on the ground" perspective.
Make a difference in 2018 Become a Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust Volunteer Interested in protecting wildlife? Would you like to help conserve our Ventura hillsides and habitat? Can you lead a hike up to Two Trees? How about planting new trees? How about helping with field trips and educational tours? Join us to learn about all the ways you can join us in providing stewardship and acccess to our Ventura Hillsides. VOLUNTEER MEETINGS Saturday, January 20th at 10 AM - 11:30 AM Thursday, January 26th at 6 PM - 7:30 PM To register for an upcoming meeting please go to: www.venturaconservation.com and click the link at the top of the page; "get involved - volunteer" http://www.venturaconservation.com/get-involved-volunteer/ Big Love & Happy New Year Rancho Ventura Conservation Trustees Make a difference in 2018 Richard AtmoreBonnie AtmoreJohn HechtAngie Hollowell HechtMark HartleyKathy HartleyDon JensenLynn Gray JensenBill BensenLisa Hawk ... See more
Trail-Cam Photo of the week ! Check out this live Thomas wildfire footage from our Game Cam the Morning of December 5th. We stayed and fought the fire and managed to save the RV Trust office and our home. We will never forget the sound of the fiery inferno that ate our hills above Ventura. Please help us support best practices in land management so that our hillsides can come back healthier, stronger, and safer for the community. Bonnie Atmore Richard Atmore Don Jensen Chap Morris Mark Hartley Kathy Hartley Angie Hollowell Hecht Lisa Hawk John Hecht Chris Ryan Rodriguez Bonnie Atmore #ThomasFire #venturastrong ... See more
Bonus Wildlife photo of the week, Trail-Cam Here is the Fox looking for the henhouse that burned up.