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The Rancho Ventura STORY

Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust is a not for profit 501(c) 3 entity dedicated to permanently conserving the working landscapes located in the foothills above the City of Ventura. The mission of Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust is to protect the natural diversity, cultural resources, scenic open space, and agricultural vitality of our Ventura County ranch and coastal areas.

Development pressure in the Ventura Foothills is intense due to critical housing shortages in the area.  The 1612 acres entrusted to Rancho Ventura are some of the last remaining undeveloped, coastal view land of its size in Ventura County. Rancho Ventura is on its way to eventually conserving more than 4,000 acres of open space which benefits critical habitat, wildlife, rangeland preservation and provides public access through its programs and projects.

Programs and experiences include hikes, bird watching, photography events, field trips, tours, Rancho California dinner events, and of course guided hikes to the famed Two Trees.

Rancho Ventura California Two Trees Hillside