Land Trust of Napa County is pleased to announce the donation of a conservation easement by Bo and Heidi Barrett on their property near Calistoga. This latest donation marks the second time the Barretts have worked with the Land Trust on a conservation easement.

Located just north of Chateau Montelena, this easement eliminates all potential for development on the property, protecting both its natural and scenic values. By partnering with the Land Trust in creating the conservation easement, the Barretts preserve the property in its natural state forever, while maintaining the land in private ownership.

“I want to thank Bo and Heidi Barrett for this generous easement donation,” said Doug Parker, CEO of the Land Trust. “The parcel abuts another easement that the Barretts previously donated.  Together these two easements create over 100 acres of permanently protected land right next to the City of Calistoga’s 260-acre Kimball Reservoir property.”

“This is the second easement that we’ve done with the Land Trust to protect our property,” said Bo Barrett. “The process is not complicated. We did it in just a few weeks and now, the property is protected forever. We are happy to participate in protecting the scenic hillsides of Napa for future generations.”

The property also contains a ridgeline that is visible from both Highway 128 and Highway 29, protecting a scenic backdrop above the valley.