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Ventura Hillsides Conservancy

The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is a land trust operating in the City of Ventura for the purpose of acquiring open space through gift, sale, or other lawful means. The organization was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit by concerned citizens dedicated to working with public agencies, property owners, and the community to encourage preservation and restoration of the landmark Two Trees and surrounding hillsides.
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Post Office Box 1284
Ventura , CA 93002
Contact Person: Stephen Svete
Phone: 805 701-4245
Fax: 805 641-1072
E-Mail: makosled@aol.com
Website: http://venturahillsides.org

Detailed Information:
The Mission of the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy is to "preserve the hillsides, canyons, and open space that contribute to the unique character and natural environment of the City of San Buenaventura and the surrounding region for the benefit of present and future generations."

To accomplish our mission, the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy has adopted the following objective and purpose statements into the Bylaws:
To preserve, protect, and enhance the environmental, natural, wildlife habitat, scenic, recreational, and cultural values of such lands
To acquire, through gift, purchase, or other lawful means, interest in real property as necessary to protect such values which may include but are not limited to scenic quality, wildlife habitat and ecological integrity, and managed public access and recreational opportunities
To monitor, and where appropriate to manage directly, the real property interests acquired by the corporation in a manner consistent with its purposes, with the protection of private property rights, and with applicable laws and regulations of all governing jurisdictions
To provide education and information to the public and government agencies on matters related to land preservation and conservation
To collaborate with public and private organizations and property owners for the purpose of natural resource restoration or enhancement. This collaboration may include landscape construction, revegetation, and provision of amenities for public access to and education about natural resources. 7. To receive, hold, and disburse contributions, gifts, grants, real and personal properties, bequests, devises and other funds for these purposes

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