In the Ojai Valley, the OVLC manages roughly 2,000 acres of open space—this is an area roughly equivalent in size to 2/3 of the City of Ojai and five times as much land in this area as is managed, for free public access, by the City of Ojai and Ventura County combined. This includes about 4.5 of the 16 miles of the Ventura River. On these lands the OVLC maintains dozens of miles of trails, guides hundreds of visitors, and hosts tens of thousands of school children, hikers, equestrians, and others each year.
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy works to protect open space within the Ojai Valley in perpetuity for the benefit of the community. Working with willing landowners on a voluntary basis, land is either protected by its acquisition or through a land preservation agreement.