Doug Trapp has joined the Board of Trustees for the Ventura Land Trust. Trapp, a Ventura resident, is a Project Manager with Staples Construction.
Doug Trapp grew up in the West San Fernando Valley, where he often explored local hills that had no official public access. That experience fueled his desire to support responsible public access to open spaces.
“The dedication shown by VLT staff and volunteers that I have witnessed since joining the Stewardship Committee in 2019 inspired be to become more involved,” says Trapp. “Ventura is a special place that VLT is working to protect and enhance. I look forward to actively supporting our mission.”
As a member of VLT’s Stewardship Committee, Trapp was part of the development of public access infrastructure and trails at Harmon Canyon Preserve.
Ventura Land Trust Preserve Director Dan Hulst is pleased to increase the depth of technical knowledge and experience on VLT’s board. “The addition of Doug to our Board of Trustees is exciting not only because of Doug’s passion for conservation, but because of his experience of managing complex projects.”
“Doug was instrumental in the successful opening of Harmon Canyon Preserve last year, and he has made a long-lasting impact with his work on the construction of the preserve trailhead closure. Enlisting this type of talent at the board level ensures that VLT continues to grow in the right direction,” says Hulst.
Trapp has a degree in Speech Communication from Humboldt State University and has been a volunteer and paid host for public radio. He began his full-time career in construction in Seattle in 1990. In 2013, he married his long-time friend and schoolmate Mary and moved to Ventura.
When not working or volunteering, you will find Doug tinkering on the house or boat, picking on a mandolin, spending time with family and friends on the beach and on the water, or exploring the Sierras or local hills.
The mission of Ventura Land Trust is to permanently protect the land, water, wildlife and scenic beauty of the Ventura region for current and future generations. Founded in 2003, Ventura Land Trust believes that preserving open space and providing public access enhances the economy, quality of life, and public well-being of Ventura and surrounding communities. The organization currently owns and manages land along the Ventura River and in the Ventura hillsides, including the 2,100-acre Harmon Canyon Preserve, which opened in June 2020. Harmon Canyon Preserve is Ventura’s first large-scale nature preserve and is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk for free. In addition to these major holdings the Ventura Land Trust owns and stewards other smaller parcels across Ventura County. Ventura Land Trust received accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance in 2019. Learn more and become a member at www.venturalandtrust.org.