Protect Ventura's land, water, wildlife, and scenic views
Since 2003, Ventura Land Trust has conserved and stewarded open spaces in Ventura County. Ventura Land Trust protects over 3,800 acres of land in the Ventura hillsides, Ventura River, and coastal estuary. Outdoor education programs for children foster a connection to the natural world.
Ventura Land Trust acknowledges that the lands currently in its care are the ancestral and unceded territory of the Chumash people. We pay respect to the Chumash traditions and culture, past and present, that guide our stewardship practices.
Connect people to nature and outdoor recreation
Ventura Land Trust actively protects the Ventura River watershed and promotes the Ventura River Parkway project. For more than a decade, Ventura Land Trust has diligently removed trash and invasive plants in the watershed, planted native trees, plants and flowers and built trails creating much-needed public access to green space.
In addition to connecting people to nature, we are committed to educating them about why it's worth protecting. Each year we host hundreds of local students on free outdoor environmental field trips, present a series of community Environmental Speaker Series lectures and host an array of volunteer and community activities. VLT volunteers pitch in to help with habitat restoration, tree plantings, trail building, and nature hikes.
Preserve what makes Ventura beautiful
Accessible hillsides, oak groves, flowing creeks and rivers, fields of flowers, and ranch and farm lands. Ventura Land Trust is working hard to preserve what makes Ventura such a great place to live, work and play and we need your help! We invite you to join Ventura Land Trust as a member, volunteer or both! Working together, we will protect what makes Ventura beautiful today, tomorrow... FOREVER!
Ventura Land Trust Tax ID #: 01-0769456