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Napa Valley Register - October 24, 2014

As fall begins in Napa County, gardening may not be the prime topic of interest on one’s mind. However, for growers of California native plants, planting season is quickly approaching. [...]

Napa Valley Register - July 1, 2014

The Land Trust of Napa County awarded its 2014 Acre by Acre Award on June 14 to Andy and Betty Beckstoffer, honoring the significant land conservation achievements of individuals and organizations. [...]

Napa Valley Register - June 27, 2014

Land protection is the name of the game here at the Land Trust of Napa County. After all, it’s been what we do since our inception in 1976; we save land permanently. This includes the 22,000 acres of conservation easements, the 8,000 acres of permanent preserves and the 24,000 acres of collaborative projects. [...]

St. Helena Star - June 17, 2014

The Land Trust of Napa County has acquired 1,380 acres of the Sutro Ranch, the largest land gift the organization has received in its 38-year history. It will become its second largest preserve, second only to the Dunn-Wildlake Ranch Preserve.

The land was a gift from the estate of Elizabeth “Betty” Sutro, who with her husband, John, purchased Sutro Ranch in 1950 and enjoyed it as a weekend and summer retreat until her death in 2012. [...]

Napa Valley Register - June 7, 2014

The Land Trust of Napa County, the Rodgers family and Bettinelli Vineyards announced the closing of six conservation easements on the Rodgers’ Upper Ranch property between Silverado Trail and Lake Hennessey.

The easement will permanently protect 442 acres in its wild state, while allowing for the development of about 100 acres of vineyard, the Land Trust said.

The Rodgers’ Upper Ranch property includes more than 250 acres of blue oak, coast live oak and mixed oak woodlands overlooking both Napa Valley and Lake Hennessey. [...]

Napa Valley Register - April 4, 2014

There’s that old saying about spring rains bringing spring flowers. We celebrate the winter rains (whenever they come) as they help to rejuvenate the land and watersheds after the typical hot, dry California summers. Amateur and professional botanists, land managers, naturalists and citizen scientists welcome those first glimpses of early spring blooms, knowing all too well that wildflowers give way to less desirable plants, like yellow star thistle. [...]

Napa Valley Register - January 13, 2014

Long Meadow Ranch and the Land Trust of Napa County announced Monday the donation of a conservation easement over an 11-acre prime vineyard parcel in Rutherford.

Long Meadow Ranch proprietors Ted, Laddie and Chris Hall have relinquished entitlements to build a winery and a residence on the parcel. The Halls also extinguished rights for any commercial purpose unrelated to agriculture.

The new easement, to be known as Long Meadow Ranch V, is the fifth major conservation easement created by Long Meadow Ranch and its affiliates, the Halls said in a release. This new gift brings the total land under conservation easements created by the Halls to 395 acres. [...]

Napa Valley Register - December 27, 2013

Winter months in Napa County offer a range of natural displays that are unique to this time of year and provide exceptional sights. Throughout the Land Trust of Napa County’s many protected open spaces, deciduous native vegetation such as black oak, big leaf maple, buckeye and poison oak have lost their leaves, while tiny buds begin to form on their seemingly bare stems in preparation for new spring growth. [...]

Napa Valley Register - December 19, 2013

The Land Trust of Napa County has been awarded accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation, signifying that the accredited group meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent, the local land trust said in a release.

There are more than 1,700 land trusts across the country and fewer than 15 percent have been awarded accreditation. [...]

2013 Awards to be presented on September 21 at Odette Estate Winery

July 12, 2013, Napa, CA - The Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC) is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Acre by Acre Awards, honoring the significant land steward achievements of individuals and organizations from the local area, region and nationwide.a [...]

Napa Valley Register Editorial Board – 9th February, 2013

Little, if anything, in the Land Trust of Napa County’s mission is temporary. The group’s panoptic objective is the perpetual preservation of land in Napa County.

And when eternity is your aim, leasing office space does not fit the business plan. As such, in 2012, the organization set out to purchase the historic Borreo Building in downtown Napa [...]

St. Helena Star – 23rd August, 2012

The Land Trust of Napa County will hold its inaugural Acre by Acre Awards & Auction, which includes a gala dinner, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Kenzo Estate, which abuts the Trust’s Foote Preserve on Mount George in the Coombsville Appellation [...]

Examiner.com – 24th September, 2012

You won’t see any signs indicating which of the 53,000 acres in Napa Valley have been preserved from development by the Land Trust of Napa County, but the organization’s efforts to protect the character of Napa Valley help maintain the quality of life for everyone who lives or works there and for close to five million people who visit the area each year [...]

Napa Valley Register -  14th December 2011

Sitting amidst faux French chateaux and imported Italian castles, the Rossi ranch is a vestige of old Napa: A tiny, white, pitched-roof house, a barn and a tank house [...]

Wine Business.com -  7th December 2011

Wine Business Daily via Napa Valley Register -  17th October 2011

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