Open Spaces - 2022 Winter Newsletter

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The newsletter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy BOARD OF DIRECTORS Roger Essick President Don Reed Vice President Sandy Buechley Treasurer Bret Bradigan Secretary Bill Brothers Fiona Hutton Phil Moncharsh Tonya Peralta Larry Rose Lu Setnicka Sarah Sheshunoff Cari Shore STAFF Tom Maloney Executive Director Tania Parker Deputy Director

Brendan Taylor Director of Field Programs Dan Pizano Operations Director Xena Grossman Development Manager Vivon Crawford Restoration Program Manager Nathan Wickstrum Communications & Outreach Manager Adam Morrsion Volunteer & Events Coordinator Linda Wilkin Land Steward Sophie McLean Restoration Field Crew & Nursery Assistant Lisa Nix Restoration Field Crew Leader Ron Singer Nursery Manager Mission: OVLC protects and restores the open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations. STAY CONNECTED WITH THE OVLC: OVLC.ORG FIND US ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM

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Just by including the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy in your estate plans, you can help protect the beauty of Ojai for generations to come. A bequest is a simple way to support the OVLC in the future while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime. By making the OVLC a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or financial accounts, you ensure your values will be passed on after you.

The real beneficiary, ofof course, is is Ojai. The real beneficiary, course, Ojai.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR “There can be no purpose more inspiring than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us.” — Edward Osborne Wilson E. O. Wilson in 2003. Photo by Jim Harrison

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of E.O. Wilson on December 26, 2021 at the ripe old age of 92 years. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to interact with Ed occasionally over the years. In the many eulogies to this remarkable man’s life, most detailed the fishing accident that impaired his vision at a young age and led him to the study of ants and other invertebrates; known to Ed as “the little things that run the World.” (Conservation Biology, Vol. 1., No. 4 (Dec. 1987) pp. 344-346). However, I don’t think it would have mattered what Ed focused on, as an inveterate connector and synthesizer many view him as a modern-day Darwin For instance, his seminal book The Theory of Island Biogeography with Robert MacArthur is the foundation of both landscape ecology and conservation biology as fields of study and planning. Those fields now guide global conservation efforts. Ed’s development on the theory of sociobiology has created new ways of looking at the genetic basis and biological benefits of social behaviors. These theories were so controversial that when I took Sociobiology as an undergraduate, the course was omitted from the class catalogue to avoid demonstrations! One Ojai Valley example of a species who change their behavior to enhance their fitness as a species are acorn woodpeckers. Their young “help” at the nest to raise their brothers and sisters rather Protecting your views, trails, water, and wildlife.

than establishing new territories. This strategy is known as “kin selection.” Few academics could slip as effectively between science and advocacy as Ed did. For instance, Ed’s writing was alternately academic and suited for the lay reader. He won two Pulitzers! He also became the leading voice for biodiversity conservation globally. I participated with Ed on some of the first “Biodiversity Days” in Massachusetts where experts and amateur volunteers would set out to document the breadth of species diversity over a single day or weekend. I will always remember his joy and wonder in showing us a large colony of Allegheny mound building ants. Ed’s eloquent call to conserve one half of the Earth’s habitats (in the book Half Earth) will hopefully have even more influence and impact than the new fields of study he created. The book was an urgent cry to recognize that the diversity of life on Earth is integral to global health and sustainability. Simply put, in this time of global change, land and water conservation are our wisest investments. This is certainly true in the Ojai Valley and OVLC hopes to enlist your help in honoring Ed’s legacy by conserving more land.

Tom Maloney, Executive Director

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This past November, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) joined in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce the acquisition of 28 acres located just upstream from the confluence of the Ventura River and Cañada Larga Creek. The property, officially named the Parkway Preserve, will protect and restore critical wildlife habitat along the Ventura River, provide opportunities to mitigate stormwater flooding, and provide neighboring communities with increased access to open space along the Ventura River.

the property. Restoring the land will require major earth work and habitat enhancements. As part of the purchase agreement, seven acres of the 28 acres are being leased back to the previous property owner to operate as a commercial storage yard for the next 20 years.

OVLC has protected over 4 miles of the 16 miles of the Ventura River, and the acquisition of the Parkway Preserve is another important step towards realizing the vision of the Ventura River Parkway—a contiguous collection of protected and publicly accessible land in and adjacent to the Ventura River. Since people first inhabited the area, the Ventura River has always been an invaluable water source and a gathering place for people. Today, there are few places where people can access and enjoy the river. In fact, the decision to name the new preserve “Parkway” is a reference to the Ventura River Parkway that was planned in 2008 by TPL, the State Coastal Conservancy, and Cal Poly Pomona. The future plans for the Parkway Preserve align with the vision to preserve land along the river corridor and re-establish access to the river—but we have a long way to go before that can happen. Prior to the acquisition, the site of the Parkway Preserve was zoned for industrial use to support oil fields. The two parcels that make up the preserve are degraded habitat and there are over 60,000 cubic yards of fill dirt that has been dumped on Page 4

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In the meantime, OVLC will collaborate with TPL on the habitat restoration of the remaining 21 acres to provide ecosystem benefits like stormwater protection and public access. The OVLC is thankful for all the work the Trust for Public Land did to acquire this land. We look forward to working with them to protect and

restore this vital part of the Ventura River. In the not so far off future, the communities of North Ventura Avenue and the Westside Community of Ventura will have enhanced access to open space and the Ventura River, bringing us one step closer to realizing the vision of the Ventura River Parkway.

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Ventura River Floodplain Project The acquisition of the Parkway Preserve was funded through the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Wildlife Conservation Board in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to protect, restore, and enhance California’s cultural, community, and natural resources. Protecting your views, trails, water, and wildlife.

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SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS IN MEMORY OF Gary Nichols from Anna Nichols Douglas Theriault from April Theriault & Ken Eros Cookie Miley from Bill & Dan Miley, & Lou Ann Schlichter Fred C. Ferro from Cathie Ferro Daniel Moses from Charlene Spretnak John J Dupont from Cristiano Basso & Tiffany L Dupont Dr. Paul Karlsberg In hopes that many oak trees will be planted in your father’s memory, close to the place he worked, lived, loved and raised his children from Grace Zimmerman Suz Montgomery from Jane Montague Oliver R. Henrickson from Karen Courington & Dan Lukasiewicz PKN from Kate & Roger Larramendy-Wright Sheila T. Cluff from Kenneth & Sarah Cluff Hugo Ekback from Linda & Boris Chaloupsky Allan Jacobs from Lois Barnes & Steven Jung K. Cargill You are loved. from Nancy E Dreier

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Paul Blatz from Ryan Blatz

Pele McEntee from Christopher McEntee

David Kille from Shannon Frew

Miles Williamson from Crosley Williamson

Abbey, Cooper & Sweet Cassie from The Peaceful Pup Koru In memory of a fur baby who loved the trails from Xena Grossman & Tania Parker

IN HONOR OF Denis & Nina Merry merry! xo Auny & Luna Heidi Herrick DiCapua from Anne Bruenn Daren Magee aka Real Fun, Wow! Congrats on the big win for “Life In Flight”! #1 Seller during our Give Back Friday promotion. More support for the beauty in our backyard, yes!! from BANDITS Bandanas Nathan Wickstrum Nathan I am in awe of your respect for nature and how you make every effort to protect Native American artifacts. I see the places that I love in new and marvelous ways through your camera lens. Your artistry inspires us to immerse ourselves in nature and perhaps channel a little John Muir! from Beth L. Wickstrum

Ryan Blatz from Elizabeth Blatz Rita Burgos Happy birthday from Eric Dyson Mary Ellen McLoughlin Thank you for all your years of service and helping us build from nothing!!! Hope you enjoy the wildlands around you for many years to come! from All of the Horizon Veterinary Specialists Partners! Happy Retirement! from Sophia Mallon

Seve Sider Dear Seve, We’re so excited you’ve joined our family. We hope you’ll grow up to hike all the trails supported by the Ojai Valley Nature Conservancy. Love, Aunt Joanne, Uncle Neil, Carly, Caleb and Maddy David Wright & Raelle Tucker Merry Christmas! We love you guys! See you soon. from Joe Isaacson The Vondriska Family and Robert Broesamle We love you! Thanks for all your efforts to preserve our environment! from John & Kathy Broesamle Pam Barry Merry Christmas with love from John Horne Jerry Maryniuk For all your hard work on the trails and a cup of joe. from Julie Grist & Paul Holahan

COMPANY GIFT MATCHES Adobe Inc. Boeing Boston Scientific Chevron Humankind Matching Program Google LinkedIn Patagonia Ridgeline From: 10/12/21-1/27/22 Thank you for increasing your impact!

NEWEST 100 HOUR MILESTONE VOLUNTEERS Anthony Avildsen Douglas Schmalenberger **Volunteer hours since 10/1/2018

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Mike & Michele Briley To my parents and the valley we cherish from Kat & Dan Romo Paxtyn & Kaiya Teufel from Kathy Teufel ALCO Plumbing Allen Electric Anthony & Angela Ocone Artizen Floor Corp. Arturo & Jose Munoz Baker Engineering Canvas and Paper Deborah and Wayne Pendrey Eagle Demolition Eagle Insulation Forest Nielsen Woodworker Ken Beisel J. Larson Tile Nyla & Peter Adams Ojai Custom Paint

Ojai Electric Ojai Playhouse Pacific Stoneworks R. Meier Construction Reliable Heating & Air Conditioning RTC Plastering Sam Houseman Construction TJM Drywall WJW Masonry from Kerry Miller Designer/ Builder, Inc. Evan & Janelle Sharp May God continue to use you to make this world a better place! from Leslie Burns Ben Barraza from Lisa & Stephen Duncan Charlotte & Benjamin Higdon It is an honor to give in Charlotte and Ben’s name. from Grandma and Grandpa

Zena Braun Andrew Cornish Organic gardener, worm farmer, you from Shelley Cornish always gave back to our world Judy Ann from Lori Anaya Happy Birthday Oliver Wilson & Kaarina from Steve Herron Tienhaara Cookie & Bill Miley from Lucy & Peter Read XOXO from Susan Miley Asher Antelman & Ami Antelman Happy Hanukkah. You have done a Oak! from Tom Maloney & Andrea mitzvah Jones from Nancy Antelman Sophie Butcher Happy Birthday from Nomi Morris

Anne Richardson from Elizabeth Richardson

The Vondriska Family Merry Christmas! I love you guys! from Rob Broesamle Samantha Green Dowdall Merry Christmas from Sally Green

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BOARD MEMBERS TERMING OFF THIS WINTER Stefanie Coeler and Martha Groszewski’s board terms have come to an end this winter. Stefanie will remain on the Stewardship Committee and Martha will remain on the Finance Committee. We are incredibly grateful for all of their contributions and devotion to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy over the years. It is thanks to passionate people like Stefanie and Martha that conservation in Ojai has become a staple of our community. Stefanie and Martha, thank you for everything!

Stefanie Coeler

Martha Groszewski

FAREWELL TO M AYRA DIA Z In December 2021, we said farewell to Mayra Diaz. We would like to thank Mayra for all of her hard work over the past few years at OVLC. Mayra started out as Restoration Field Crew and grew into her role as Field Crew Leader where she helped build the capacity of our field staff and trained new hires. Mayra also did a wonderful job implementing oak restoration projects at the Ventura River Preserve and Ojai Meadows Preserve, along with initiating riparian restoration projects at San Antonio Creek. We are incredibly grateful for Mayra’s contributions to OVLC. Good luck and thank you for everything, Mayra!

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CREATURE FEATURE CASSIN’S KINGBIRD A member of the flycatcher family, the Cassin’s kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) feeds primarily on flying insects! They can often be spotted perched atop trees or on wires looking over open spaces in search of their next meal. This feisty bird flies out from its perch to catch its prey in mid-air using its beak and will often fly right back to the same perch to look for more passing insects! This feeding style is known as “sallying” and makes observing them quite easy as they typically will stay in one area for an extended period of time while they fill their belly. They feed on a wide variety of insects including wasps, grasshoppers, moths, ants and even spiders, just to name a few! If you spot one on your next hike, take some time to sit and observe, and see if you can witness them feeding in action!

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IT’S UNBELEAFABLE! Found on dry slopes and stony washes in coastal sage scrub and chaparral communities, wishbone bush (Mirabilis laevis) is a wonder to behold. The plant belongs to the genus Mirabilis, which in English translates to “wonderful” or “miraculous”. Fun fact: the plant’s common name “wishbone bush” is derived from the plant’s forked stems that resemble the furcula, a little fork shaped bone found in birds that is formed by the fusion of two clavicles. As of this February, wishbone bush is blooming throughout the south-facing slopes that make up Valley View Preserve, painting the hillsides with its vibrant magenta flowers. This wood stemmed perennial is primarily pollinated at night and its flowers tend to open up mid-afternoon, but it can also be found flowering in the morning. Wishbone bush makes for great ground cover and has a long bloom period lasting from December to July. Consider adding wishbone bush to your yard and bring the beauty of the preserves to your backyard! Page 8

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WISH YOU COULD VOLUNTEER ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE? NOW YOU CAN! Much like the broader society, our volunteer program has been stop-and-go since the pandemic began. Over the past year, thanks to funding from the Ojai Women’s Fund, we were able to start our Volunteer Adopter Program. The program has given volunteers the flexibility to work on their own time and help us maintain our 27 miles of trails and extensive oak restoration projects. Individuals have been able to take on responsibility for a section of trail on our various preserves (Trail Adopters) or several oak restoration circles at the Ventura River Preserve and Ojai Meadows Preserve (Restoration Adopters).

Restoration Adopters Restoration Adopters will tend oak circles by weeding invasive plants, watering, mulching, and monitoring the growth of the oaks to help our Field Crew stay on top of this vast on-going project. The addition of watering and mulching will be made

Anyone who is interested in volunteering can join and we’ll provide the training and tools that are required to be a Volunteer Adopter. Using the Ojai Women’s Fund grant, we purchased tools that can easily be borrowed. Plus, volunteers are given access to an instructional handbook, tutorial videos, in-person training that will give them the freedom to train and volunteer on the schedule that works best for them.

Trail Adopters Trail Adopters will help brush the trail and keep the corridor open, while also maintaining drains and trail signs, and act as eyes-on-the-ground to help OVLC staff identify larger problems and prioritize needed trail work. The majority of Trail Adopter sections have been adopted at this point, but there are still a few sections available for those who are interested! Protecting your views, trails, water, and wildlife.

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possible this year through a series of host days called Community Adopter Days. On these days, an OVLC staff member will provide Adopters with access to our irrigation system to water the oak circles and special tools for mulching. They will also answer any questions Adopters may have and act as a point of contact. By providing these Community Adopter Days, we’ll be able to dramatically increase the amount of care the land receives, even with our limited staff resources. Plus, the day will be open and flexible for adopters to come and go as they please. After all, that’s the very idea of the whole adopter program. We look to our incredible community for more help and make it as easy as possible for our community to offer help! The OVLC has always been sustained by our volunteers, both in the field and in the office. Without volunteers, our ability to build and maintain our trails and restore the lands would not

be possible. That’s why we love our volunteers, and it’s also why we are constantly thinking of new ways for people to engage in caring for our community’s natural areas. Providing more engagement opportunities was why we first thought of creating this Volunteer Adopter Program, but when the pandemic hit, it crystallized the need for a more flexible volunteer program that allows for more independence on the part of volunteers. Plus, the increase in preserve use during the pandemic made the need for trail maintenance paramount. This Volunteer Adopter Program is crucial in helping to achieve our stewardship goals through the rest of this pandemic and beyond. We hope you will consider becoming an Adopter. Do you want to be an Adopter? Contact Brendan Taylor at

COMMUNITY ADOPTER DAYS Interested in becoming a Restoration Adopter but not sure what it’s like? Winter is the perfect time to get out in the sunshine and get a little dirty. Join us at one of our two Community Adopter Days at the Ventura River Preserve. Families with young children are welcome to attend.

Hummingbird sage by OVLC Intern Corallyn Moss

Saturday, March 5 Saturday, March 19 Contact Adam Morrison at to sign up.

UPCOMING E VENTS February 26: Middle Stewart Canyon Creek Volunteer Day April 23: Spring Native Plant Sale May 14: Art in Nature’s Wonderland VISIT OVLC .ORG/E VENTS FOR DETAIL S

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FROM THE FIELD Every week we receive feedback from someone in the community letting us know how we are doing. While most of these comments are glowingly positive, we are not immune to negative comments. Earlier this year we received a thumbs down in the Ojai Valley News for removing trees from the Ojai Meadows Preserve. While positive comments reinforce our drive to protect Ojai’s open spaces (and as long as we are being honest – make us feel good too), we really do appreciate hearing from all of our supporters. Your voices, even if they are critical of what we are doing, remind us how important these lands are to everyone in the community. We know that you speak loudly because you care and we are grateful for this. It was because of passionate members of the community that the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy was formed 35 years ago. In the past 35 years we have grown from a volunteer-run organization that was looking to preserve the character of the Ojai Valley, to a dedicated team of employees who not only manage 2,400 acres of land in the Ojai Valley, but who are restoring this land back to native habitat to help create a more resilient Ojai (we are also actively looking to expand our land protection). While not everyone agrees on how we do this (we understand folks are upset when we remove non-native trees and when we close certain

trails to equestrians and bikers after heavy rains), we all share a common mission: to protect and restore the open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations. Xena Grossman Development Manager

WHY DOES OVLC REMOVE NON-NATIVE TREES? Back in July 2021, the OVLC removed several non-native red gum trees (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) from the Ojai Meadows Preserves. We also removed a Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle), a Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis), and a Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta). We made the difficult decision to remove these non-native trees as part of a larger effort to restore the preserve and help make our community more resilient in the long term. Eucalyptus are non-native, invasive trees that consume lots of water and provide little benefit to biodiversity, especially in our unique region. These trees create intense competition with our oaks and shrubs for limited water supplies, which increases the stress on native habitats. Eucalyptus trees are allelopathic, meaning that fallen leaves secrete oils in the soil that prevent any Protecting your views, trails, water, and wildlife.

other plants from growing around them, so our native shrubs and grasses don’t stand a chance with them around. These oils are also extremely flammable and can facilitate the spread of wildfire if ignited by an ember. As drought and fire become more frequent and more severe, these characteristics of eucalyptus are a serious threat to community resiliency. We also removed these trees to provide space and resources for the oak woodland restoration work we are doing at the preserve with support from the County. OVLC field staff have been planting hundreds of acorns, oak saplings, and native shrubs in the fields in an effort to restore the habitat. Vivon Crawford Restoration Program Manager

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GREEN VALLEY PROJECT — STUDENTS HELP WITH RESTORATION AT THE OJAI MEADOWS PRESERVE Thanks to support from the Green Valley Project, OVLC has hosted several hands-on habitat restoration events at the Ojai Meadows Preserve with environmental science students from Nordhoff High School. Students have helped OVLC field staff with many different facets of restoration over the past few months—collecting data, planting oak circles, and weeding invasive plants. In November, students learned to identify native shrubs and broke out into groups to collect data on oak circles. Back in the classroom, students analyzed the data to help with long-term monitoring of the site. In December, students helped OVLC field staff plant 15 oak circles, just as the rain started to fall. The students enjoyed getting a bit muddy, and understood the importance of getting these acorns and shrubs in the ground at this time to take advantage of the late December storms we had. Then in January, students returned to plant native grasses near the OVLC Nursery to facilitate the start of early grass succession. Through these regular events, students are able to experience the life cycle of plants and connect their education to the natural world around them. In addition to gaining valuable skills, the students are providing meaningful contributions to habitat restoration at the Ojai Meadows Preserve. The Green Valley Project is an environmental initiative led by The C.R.E.W. in partnership with OVLC, Once Upon a Watershed, Pax Environmental, and Watershed Progressive, working closely with local schools, especially the Ojai Unified School District.

LISA NIX: PROMOTED TO FIELD CREW LE ADER OVLC would like to introduce our new Field Crew Leader, Lisa Nix! Lisa has been a dedicated field crew member for seven months—restoring oak woodland habitat at the Ojai Meadows Preserve and Ventura River Preserve, as well as riparian habitat on San Antonio Creek. She loves being outdoors and is passionate about regenerative agriculture and land stewardship. Lisa has studied plant ecology in relationship to fungi and is continuing her education in mycology. Lisa is excited to lead more volunteer restoration events, engage with volunteers, and provide educational opportunities for the community to learn about native plants and restoration on OVLC preserves.

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MANZANITA WINTER POLLEN Look closely at the decisions they make, as the careful branches twist among paths—unseen made known. The orange branches and peeling bark tell a tale millions of years old. Influenced by natural selection's quiet push, their clustered urn shaped flowers hang inverted, facing the carpeted floodplain earth in a time when little blooms. Winter is when manzanita gives pollen and nectar to the bugs. The one millimeter opening of the fused petals is only reachable to those blessed with the anatomy to extend far enough, a gift that the buzzing bumble bees do not have. They instead ask the manzanita with a tune, a tone, a note. A middle C frequency comes from their winged muscles to shake the pollen free. Sonorization we named it, to describe a song of the native bees that they sing to the trees.

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Even after the fire traveled along the valley where we hope these mother clusters kept libraries of seeds, we have not seen young manzanitas grow within the floodplain of the Ventura River. In turn, we took cuttings before the bloom to clone and carry on the age old tales of big-berry manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca). It was on a cloudy day, when the green glows a certain vibrance. And the ashy blue green of the mother trees called upon our pruners. We hope to carry on their winter pollen.

Sophie McLean Restoration Field Crew & Nursery Assistant

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Double Your Impact

TAKE ADVANTAGE of your employer’s matching gift program. A matching gift means your contribution will go twice as far. Many companies will double (or sometimes triple) the value of their employees’ gifts to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. These matching gifts provide valuable funds as we work to protect the views, trails, water, and wildlife of the Ojai Valley. Some companies will even match your gifts after you retire. To see if your company will match a gift to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, contact your company’s human resources department.