We protect land in Napa county through these conservation initiatives:
The Land Trust works cooperatively with landowners and our community to protect agricultural land, water resources, wildlife and wildlife corridors, scenic open space, forests, ranches, wildflower meadows and native biodiversity throughout Napa County. We permanently protect land through the use of conservation easements that limit future development, or through direct land acquisition. By carefully prioritizing our activities the Land Trust has made significant progress toward creating a network of conservation lands that will continue to provide clean water, wildlife habitat and corridors, thriving agricultural lands, and access to nature for all those who live in and visit the Napa Valley.
On land owned by the Land Trust, we pursue active management including removing invasive plants, restoring native species, protecting wildlife corridors, decreasing erosion, restoring streamside habitat, conducting prescribed burns, forest management and grazing to reduce fuel loads and restore natural values and more.
45 Years and 86,000 Acres Saved!
- 86,000 acres protected – 16% of Napa County – in 45 years and 240 projects:
- 153 Conservation Agreements donated by over 95 property owners (properties stay in private ownership, but the Land Trust holds the land conservation agreement)
- 21 properties transferred to resource agencies (properties have been transferred to such agencies as Fish & Wildlife and State Parks)
- 22 properties protected through ownership by the Land Trust (properties which are eventually transferred or become Permanent Preserves owned by the Land Trust)
- 45,169 Acres under Land Conservation Agreements
- 26,180 Acres transferred to State and Local Agencies
- 14,653 Acres owned by the Land Trust
- 86,000 Acres currently protected = 16% of the county
- 19 Permanent Preserves including the Connolly Ranch Environmental Education Center
Some of our recent accomplishments
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