Sheep help in wildfire mitigation and habitat restoration on Wantrup

Sheep help in wildfire mitigation and habitat restoration on Wantrup

Although no hikes were scheduled at Wantrup Preserve this past summer, the protected area in Pope Valley did get visitors in the form of grazing sheep. The Land Trust brought in two herds of sheep totaling 900 for another round of grazing on the 200 acre project area,...
Video of Missimer Preserve controlled burn now on YouTube

Video of Missimer Preserve controlled burn now on YouTube

While working with CalFire on a prescribed burn at our Missimer Preserve in June, Stewardship Program Manager Mike Palladini found the time to get some video footage.   For a rarely seen view into the process, along with a quick explanation of the benefits, watch...
Wildflowers out despite lack of rain

Wildflowers out despite lack of rain

Despite the near-record dry winter, spring has revealed some stunning native wildflower displays at Land Trust preserves across the county. Napa County’s climate, geologic history, diverse soils, microclimates and varied topography have led to an abundance of rare...
California Native Plant Society Fire Recovery Guide out now

California Native Plant Society Fire Recovery Guide out now

Wildfire is a natural part of California’s ecosystems, but the “new normal” of extreme wildfire patterns demands a better understanding of how fire affects the natural environment and what each of us can do to be better stewards of our land before and after fire.In an...