The Lloyd Ranch has been a part of the Ventura community for over a century, providing stewardship of a large section of the Ventura hillsides since the early 1900’s and contributing to Ventura’s economic vitality for decades.
On Sept. 29, 2016, The Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust accepted the donation of 860 acres of agricultural and open space land donated by Lloyd Properties. Richard Atmore, founder of the Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust (RSBCT), approached the Lloyd family of shareholders in 2014 about donating land to achieve the vision of conservation and protection. The Lloyd family has a long history of supporting public benefit corporations in Ventura, including a donation of the land that is now Arroyo Verde Park and the Ventura Poinsettia Pavilion.
“The donation of this parcel of land to the Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust is a significant event for the Lloyd family,” said Gary Brummett, President of Lloyd Properties.
The RSBCT’s mission is to conserve and protect the land entrusted to it while honoring the land’s heritage through informative and engaging programs, including structured public access. Working with Ventura County’s agricultural community, the RSBCT will inspire future generations to continue the protection and conservation of the county’s agricultural lands and open space. The Conservation Trust is committed to doing their part in preserving Ventura County’s rangeland, farms, air, water quality, wildlife habitat and local food supplies.
“The Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust was established to protect what matters most to the citizens of Ventura County: our quality of life,” said Richard Atmore, founder of the Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust.
Atmore’s commitment to protecting and caring for the agricultural and open space land led to a vision of establishing an agricultural land trust that could protect and conserve the land in perpetuity. The goals of the RSBCT are to conserve and protect the land entrusted to RSBCT while honoring the land’s heritage .
For more information about Rancho San Buenaventura Conservation Trust www.venturaconservation.com