2023 Fall Annual Appeal

 The crisp air of fall is upon us and in this season of giving thanks, we are especially grateful for your support. Thanks to you, the Land Trust is preserving the rural character of Napa by permanently protecting land. And with your help, we have ambitious plans for more! 


We’re asking you to make a special year-end gift to our Annual Fund to keep up the momentum.


This year, we have already closed five land protection projects, including:

  • Walt Ranch – We purchased this 2,300-acre property.
    Now protected forever, it will become the Land Trust’s newest preserve.The Land Trust is now raising funds to provide responsible stewardship of this property – forest thinning, grazing, and prescribed burns, all of which will reduce fuel loads, as well as protecting streams, restoring native species, reducing the threats from invasive species and building trails so the property can be opened to the public.


  • New Park near Mount Veeder – The Land Trust purchased a property in the Mayacamas Mountains with frontage on Mt. Veeder Road.
    The new acquisition connects to The Cove, a 160-acre park owned by Napa Open Space District. We will turn this over to the District so they can provide improved public access to the top of Mount Veeder, which is on the Cove.


  • Stewardship – Maintaining Biodiversity and Reducing Fuel Loads.
    Besides protecting land, the Land Trust is working across our own properties to protect rare species, reduce invasives and improve the resilience of natural systems to wildfires.


48 Years! 93,000 acres saved!

And we are working on 20 more land protection projects right now.
With your help, we hope to close 10 more by the end of the year.


Your gift makes our work possible, please give today!



View of undisturbed forest and meadows on Walt Ranch.
Jepson's leptosiphon, another rare species that will be protected on Walt Ranch.
View of the newly protected land near Mount Veeder.
Before photo of  project to clear ladder fuels at our Aetna Springs Preserve.
After photo of just-completed project to clear ladder fuels and protect tree diversity at our Aetna Springs Preserve.