Land Trust of Napa County is pleased to announce the closing of a conservation easement south of Calistoga.

The 55 acre conservation easement protects a property along Silverado Trail with considerable scenic visibility not only nearby, but across the valley from Highway 29 as well. By partnering with the Land Trust in creating a conservation easement, the landowner preserves forever not only the property’s scenic values, but its habitat and natural values as well, while maintaining the land in private ownership.

“It’s a small gift back to the wild land, that gives so much to me,” said the landowner, who prefers to remain anonymous.

The property was first purchased by the landowner’s grandfather in 1907. The easement will eliminate the potential for a winery and protect the property’s natural values: Madrone, Coast Live Oak, Black Oak and Redwood trees and three seasonal streams, which flow into the Napa River.