Our Impact

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.

THE RESULTS

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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

Third largest easement in Land Trust history finalizes

5,384 additional acres of Gunn Ranch now fully protected.

Land Trust protects almost 2,000 acres

New preserve is the largest property the Land Trust has added to its portfolio in over 10 years.

PUC priority forest permanently protected

Creates a continuous area of over 1,750 acres of protected land.

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