Farmers and ranchers in Ventura County have pushed back against a new wildlife ordinance that they consider a severe overreach of local government — one they say unreasonably restricts how they manage their land and run their businesses.

In March, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors passed the Wildlife Corridor Ordinance by a 3-2 vote, aiming to protect the movement of wildlife between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Padres National Forest through territory along the Santa Clara and Ventura rivers and from the eastern border of the county to the Ojai Valley...

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