Killdeer Passage

"Killdeer Passage" is part of an environmental art sequence integrated into the Ventura Harbor Wetlands Ecological Reserve. This presentation board shows how this particular artwork improves habitat, connect people to the water in and around the site, and reveals the links between human building techniques and animal architecture. This artwork provides a transition from city street to wetlands. The pathway cuts through a mounded, sculptural form revealing its layered composition of materials—stacked stone, boulders, soil, and plantings. The pathway leads to a gathering space framed by seating. Small pools provide habitat for a wide variety of local fauna. This artwork is part of “Cinematic Frames & Progressions”—an Art Vision Plan that recommends outdoor rooms, viewing platforms, pathways, and habitat enhancement for a 40-acre ecological reserve. Conceived as cinematic frames and progressions in the landscape, an environmental art sequence is focused on the integration of ecology, placemaking, and aesthetics.