LTNC Protected Land Map

Visualizing the Projects

Whether it’s a conservation easement or part of our permanent preserve network, the land is protected forever, helping us achieve our mission of permanently protecting the character of Napa.

Each pin on the interactive map below marks one of the land protection projects we’ve completed over our 41 year history.

Click on a pin for the project name and a quick summary. Or scroll down for a list view of the projects.

Alston Park

157 acres of recreational, open space land in the City of Napa’s northwest area; open to the public, including canine companions.

Arcadia Vineyards I and II (2008) ~ Warren Winiarski/Arcadia Vineyard, LLC

19 and 40 acres of vineyards and natural lands adjacent to the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George and Sarco Creek, east of the City of Napa.

Archer Taylor Preserve (1993, 1996, 1998, 2012 and 2015) ~ Ann Taylor Schwing, Charlie Schwing, Connie Taylor

This preserve encompasses 370 acres, including a century-old redwood forest in the Redwood Creek watershed west of Napa. 

Learn more here.

Bruce and Martha Atwater (1997)

263 acres of open space, plantable vineyard, and forested watershed lands in the Mayacamas Range above Rutherford.

Audubon Cheyney Preserve (1992) ~ National Audubon Society

120 acres of open space and old-growth Douglas fir in the City of St. Helena’s Bell Canyon watershed open space.

Hans and Jennifer Baerwald (1994)

80 acres of open space and oak woodlands retaining a single residence in Pope Valley.

Bandettini (2004)

147 acres on Mt. St. Helena encompassing beautiful Douglas fir forests, a caretaker cabin, and a portion of the trail heading up to Mt. St. Helena. The property was transferred to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in late 2006.

Sandia P. Banks (2004)

20 acres of native grasslands and vernal pools on Atlas Peak next to Milliken Watershed.

Joseph and Florence Barkley (1992)

451 acres forever-wild, grazing, and watershed lands in the Moore Creek watershed, a major tributary to Lake Hennessey.

Barrett Vineyards (2008) ~ Barrett Family Trust

72 acres of oak savannah and grassland, with planted vineyards. Located at the north end of Napa Valley and adjacent to the Kimball Reservoir for the Town of Calistoga, the natural areas of this property are visible from Highway 128 and Petrified Forest Road.

Bella Oaks (2007) ~ Cara Landry

64 acres of protected mixed hardwood forest in the western slopes of Oakville.

Berryessa Vista (2008)

261 acres of oak forests, chaparral and grasslands on the shore of Lake Berryessa. Dr. Dwight and Jan Murray, Dr. Howard Way, Dr. Paul White donated 224 acres of this property in 2003 to the Land Trust. The property was transferred to the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District for use as a public park/recreation area. The Land Trust retains a conservation easement.

Bull Island (1997)

109-acre tidal marsh/wetland on the Napa River near Cuttings Wharf; transferred to the California Department of Fish and Game and the State Lands Commission.

Cakebread Cellars (1998) ~ Jack & Dolores Cakebread

10 planted vineyard acres and home in the western hills near Oakville.

Carneros Creek (2003) ~ Andy & Betty Beckstoffer

44-acre Carneros Creek vineyard protecting the rural viewshed in Carneros.

Carsi Vineyard (1999) ~ Dario Sattui, V. Sattui Winery

The Carsi Vineyard conservation easement restricts the development of a winery on the property, forever protecting 6.5 planted acres on Highway 29 south of Yountville.

Catacula Lake Winery/Bar 49 Ranch (2001) ~ Ed Keith

1,025 acres straddling Pope Chiles Valley Road that includes 100 acres of planted vineyard plus a winery. Several hundred acres of undisturbed blue and live oak woodland adjacent to the Land Trust’s Wantrup Preserve.

Ralph H. Cechettini (1995, 1998)

A total of 42 acres adjoining the Carmelite Monastery, leading up the Oakville Grade.

Cedar Roughs (2015)

588 acres of oak woodland, grassy meadows and beautiful views across Lake Berryessa; connects Smittle Creek Day Use Recreational Area with the Cedar Roughs Wilderness Area; included the 160-acre in-holding lands to the Wilderness Area. Acquired by the Napa Open Space District in 2015, LTNC negotiated this deal after 20+ years.

Clyde Preserve (1979) ~ Dale Peters Clyde

40-acre Douglas Fir forest conveyed to Napa Valley College for environmental studies off of Dry Creek Road.

Connolly Ranch (1991) ~ Peggy Connolly

A 12-acre urban farm adjoining Westwood Hills Park in Napa that houses environmental and agricultural educational programs for over 3,000 Napa students per year. In 2011, the property was leased to the nonprofit, Connolly Ranch Environmental Education program.

Creston Station Ranch (2002, 2003) ~ Thelma Batchelor, Jane & Peter Berton, Charles & Gwendolyn Halterman, Karen Rippey

570 acres of rangeland, open space along Jamieson Canyon Road, forever protecting this important scenic corridor from development.

di Rosa Art Preserve (1993) and Milliken Peak (1997) ~ Rene di Rosa

216 acres of open space in the Carneros District along Highway 12, including lake and wildlife habitat, allowing an extensive modern art collection housed in galleries and displayed outdoors. Includes all the lands of Milliken Peak (up to its summit) which face the City of Napa.

Duff Ranch (2008) ~ David Duff

1,040 pristine, forever wild acres abutting the Wildlake property. Funded by our Napa Valley Wild Campaign, this purchase of the Duff Ranch helped connect Wildlake Ranch with Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

Dunlap (2003)

80 acres near the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George, protecting native wildflowers, oak woodlands, and several tributary streams to Sarco Creek.

Dunn-Wildlake Ranch Preserve (2006) ~ Wildlake Ranch Hunting Club

3,030 acres of land encompassing stunning visual rocky outcrops, pine and Douglas fir forests, oak woodland, and chaparral with four miles of ridgeline in the Howell Mountain plateau between Calistoga and Angwin. Property includes headwaters of Bell Canyon Creek, the City of St. Helena’s water supply. Wildlake was purchased with money raised by the Land Trust’s Napa Valley Wild Campaign.

Eagle Rock (1981) ~ Mab Ashforth and Bo Goldman

260 acres of ridge forest and meadow on the uplands of Lake Hennessey, adjacent to the Moore
Creek Wilderness Park.

Eisele Family Estate (1991) ~ Volker & Liesel Eisele

432 acres of agricultural, open space, and watershed lands in Chiles Valley (with 60 acres planted to vineyard).

F. S. and June Foote (1990)

114 acres on the Silverado Trail east of Yountville which include 22 acres of planted vineyard and 92 acres of undisturbed, highly scenic, natural habitat.

Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George

767 acres of rare chaparral and wildflower species on Mt. George, the most prominent peak east of downtown Napa. Foote is the founding preserve of the Land Trust of Napa County, thanks to these donors:

~ Si and June Foote (645 acres donated in 1977 and 1995)

~ Austin Hills and Scott Bergren (77-acre bargain purchase 1998)

~ Yajome/UCC Vineyards Addition (47 acre donation 2000)

Learn more here.

Carmelita French (1989)

43 acres of forested hills northwest of St. Helena.

David & Nancy Garden (1991)

607 acres of steep, rugged forestland with pocket grasslands, as part of the Heath Creek watershed, west of St. Helena.

Georges III (2006, 2007, 2009) ~ Andy & Betty Beckstoffer

Beckstoffer’s Georges III vineyard, spanning from the Silverado Trail to Conn Creek Road and Skellenger Lane, protects 181 acres of scenic and agriculturally productive land.

Ghisletta Wetlands and Open Space (2000)

83 acres of wetlands and open space, transferred to the Napa County Flood Control District as a part of the South Napa Wetlands Area.

Grace St. Amand (1990)

60 acres on Dry Creek Road of open space and wildlife habitat.

Green & Red Vineyard (1993) ~ Jay & Pam Heminway

145 acres consisting of vineyards, winery and forever wild open space above the Chiles Valley.

Green Valley Ranch (1987) ~ Green Valley Ranch LLC

980 acres of oak woodland, open space and grazing lands, including 24 acres of planted vineyard, east of the City of Napa; the ranch spans the Napa-Solano County border and is adjacent to the City of Vallejo’s watershed lands below Lakes Madigan and Frey.

Gunn Ranch (2016) - Amy Gunn Edwards and Roger Gunn

Protecting 850 acres of active rangeland along the eastern shore of Lake Berryessa; adjacent to the Smitty Ranch CE, together being the first projects completed under the State of California’s new Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP). LTNC partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the California Department of Conservation (DOC) to preserve these agriculturally productive lands, which are also highly visible to recreational users at the Lake.

Haiku House (2007 )~ Suzanne Chambers Turley & Larry Turley

The Haiku House property protects 11 acres of the Turley Wine Cellars estate, north of St. Helena; includes approx. 1/4 mile of habitat along Mill Creek.

Duncan and Pat Haynes, Irene Haynes (1993)

22 acres forever-wild hillside viewshed on Highway 128 near Calistoga.

Heitz Wine Cellars (2002) ~ Kathleen Heitz-Myers

An 18-acre parcel near Angwin that serves as a buffer to the Land Trust’s Linda Falls Preserve while providing for the management of an existing 10-acre vineyard.

Henry Ranch (2000 & 2001) ~ Dario Sattui, V. Sattui Winery

The historic Henry Ranch conservation easement forever preserves 528 acres of oak woodlands, grassland open space, planted vineyards (106 acres) and historic buildings along Carneros Creek and tributaries to Carneros Creek in the Carneros district. Three-quarters of this land will remain forever wild and undeveloped.

Henry (2011) - Jim & Nancy Henry and Gary Van Dam

40-acre preserve donation in the Cedar Valley; adjacent to Bureau of Land Management lands in the Knoxville area.

Homestake McLaughlin (2002) ~ Homestake Mining Company

Encompassing 6,125 acres across Napa, Lake, and Yolo Counties, this expansive property includes oak woodlands, serpentine meadow grasslands, serpentine chaparral and the Davis Creek Reservoir. The property is owned by Homestake Mining Co. as it undergoes mine reclamation for the largest gold producing mine in California, but managed as natural open space and ecological reserve by the UC Natural Reserve System.

Hopper Creek (2008) ~ Anonymous

67 acres in Napa County’s highly visible western hills, with Douglas fir and coast live oak forests and Hopper Creek running through.

Hunt's Grove Park (1998) - Marie Stabo

A half-acre parcel transferred to the City of St. Helena as a city pocket park on Hunt Avenue; eliminates the ability to construct a residence and preserves stately oak trees.

Iron Mine Stream (1984, 1985) ~ Michael & Alexandra Marston

220 acres of forever-wild lands overlooking the Napa Valley near St. Helena, including significant portions and tributaries to Sulphur Creek.

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Doug Ivey (2004)

9 acres of vernal pools and native grasses on Atlas Peak.

The Jack and Bernice Newell Regional Open Space (1999) ~ Jack & Bernice Newell

642 acres of open space and wildlife habitat, including an important raptor migration resting area, in the hills east of American Canyon. The Newells donated the land to the City of American Canyon to create the Newell Open Space Preserve, now open for passive, public recreation.

Rudin Johnson (1998)

200 acres of mixed hardwood-conifer forests in Dutch Henry Canyon; adjacent to Wildlake and Duff Ranches as part of the large, protected lands complex east of Calistoga.

Knoxville Ranch (2000) ~ Homestake Mining Company

8,078 acres of open space and wildlife habitat in the northeast corner of the County. Transferred from the Homestake Mining Company to the California Department of Fish and Game.

Kortum Canyon Vineyard (1991) ~ John & Fran Pershing

187 acres of scenic agricultural and open space land west of Calistoga, including 40 acres of planted vineyard.

La Herradura Ranch (1983) ~ Ellen W. MacVeagh

A 363-acre open space with scattered oak woodlands and large expanses of grassland, currently grazed in Conn Valley.

La Vigne (2005) ~ Shea Homes

44 acres of restored wetland adjacent to American Canyon Creek, with potential California red-legged frog habitat and open space upland, now owned by the City of American Canyon.

Landry (1985) ~ Cara Landry

Landry is 320 acres of protected habitat and scenic ridgeline with limited residential use atop the ridgeline south of the Oakville Grade and stretching into the Dry Creek valley.

Las Amigas (2007) ~ Andy & Betty Beckstoffer

A 58 acre conservation easement over the Las Amigas vineyard in the Carneros.

Las Piedras (2015) ~ Andy & Betty Beckstoffer

The Las Piedras vineyard is a 25 acre historic property off Sulphur Springs Ave. in St. Helena that was first planted with grapes over 170 years ago.

Lieff Wines (2008) ~ Robert and Gretchen Lieff

21 acres of forever wild and agricultural lands with planted vineyards and mixed hardwood forests in the eastern Napa Valley hills.

Linda Falls Preserve

A total 175 acres of scenic open space and riparian habitat near Angwin, forested with a mix of native Douglas Fir and mixed Manzanita chaparral. A conservation easement is held by the Napa Open Space District over the entire property. The following donors helped create the Linda Falls Preserve:

~Edward Van Egri (140 acres donated in 1998 and 2008)

~Heitz Wine Cellars (25 acres donated in 2010)

~Harmon G. Frohmuth (10 acres donated in 2011)

Learn more here.

 

Live Oaks (1995) ~ Anonymous

517 acres of ranch property with mixed oak woodland bridging Napa and Sonoma Counties; this property is now owned and managed by the Sonoma Land Trust.

Long Meadow Ranch (1997, 1999, 2000, 2009) ~ Ted and Laddie Hall

342 acres in three contiguous easements of forested hillside and open space west of Rutherford. Includes 10 acres of organic vineyards and olive groves plus an additional 48 acres of prime agricultural land on the Valley floor, in the Agricultural Preserve, in Rutherford.

Mahoney Family Vineyards (2009) - Francis & Kathleen Mahoney

19 acres of planted vineyards in the Carneros region, nearby Beckstoffer’s Carneros Creek and the di Rosa Milliken Peak properties.

Mead Ranch (1989) ~ Giles Mead

1,318 acres off of Atlas Peak Road in Napa, including endangered plant habitat and 30 planted acres of vineyard.

Richard Merchant (2017)

55 acres of scenic, forested hillside along the Silverado Trail, south of Calistoga.

Missimer Snell Valley Wildflower Preserve (2003) ~ Dale and Sue Missimer

273 acres of this Snell Valley Preserve protects some of the most outstanding and rarest native wildflowers in Napa County.

Learn more here.

Montesol Ranch (2017)

The largest conservation easement project to date, this ranch encompasses 7,260 acres of working conifer and mixed hardwood forests, serpentine chaparral, annual grasslands with dozens of special status species and over 4 miles of prime riparian corridors; spanning Highway 29 and adjacent to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

Napa Ranch (2005)

12,275 acres of open space and wildlife habitat transferred to the California Department of Fish and Game for the Knoxville Wildlife Area. Assisted purchase from the Laufs family.

Nellie G. Wright Estate (1994)

Now part of Bothe Napa Valley State Park, this parcel could have had a homesite; adjacent to Highway 29.

Niebaum Coppola (1995) ~ Francis Ford and Eleanor Coppola

382 acres of near-pristine, undeveloped forest lands in the western hills near Oakville.

Nunyette Vineyard (2000) ~ Dale and Sue Missimer

45 acres along Napa River at Yountville Crossroad; 22 acres planted.

Okin (2015)

110 acres donated by Robert Okin to preserve the unique confluence of vegetative habitat zones, including Douglas Fir forest, serpentine chaparral, and mixed hardwood forest; located in Chiles Valley and adjacent to Las Posada State Forest.

Olive House (2016) ~ Suzanne Chambers Turley & Larry Turley

The Olive House consists of 10 acres and includes a 100-year old olive grove as well as zinfandel and petite syrah vineyards.

Jayson Pahlmeyer (2000)

57 acres of undeveloped chaparral open space near east of Milliken Reservoir.

Amalia Palmaz (2005)

32 acres of open space and wildlife habitat adjacent to the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George.

Anita and Oliver Pearson (2001)

14 acres of natural habitat and municipal watershed protection land, adjacent to City of Napa owned Milliken Reservoir near Atlas Peak.

Noelle and Pete Peterson (1989)

42 acres of forested hills northwest of St. Helena.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards (1999) ~ Joseph Phelps

480 acres, including the Joseph Phelps winery, a historic schoolhouse, lake, and 300 acres of planted vineyard; fronts both the Silverado Trail and Conn Valley Road.

Quail Ridge Reserve (1986 – 2003) ~ Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy, UC Natural Reserve System

811 acres on 9 conservation easement parcels; consisting of pristine oak woodlands, chaparral, and native grasslands managed as a wilderness reserve and for ecological research and environmental education by the UC Natural Reserve System. Local partnership for conservation with the Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy, the UC Natural Reserve System, California Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation.

Rattlesnake Ridge (2007) ~ Turley Wine Cellars Inc.

35 acres of vineyards and dense woodlands on the Howell Mountain ridgeline near Angwin, part of the Friesen Lakes, Conn and Putah Creek watersheds.

Ritchie Creek (2008) ~ Stuart Smith/Cook’s Flat Associates

Collaborative project with Save the Redwoods League to protect 62 acres of conifer and old growth redwood habitat. Adjacent to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, this property also contains planted vineyards.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park Additions (1981 – 2000)

Through a series of generous grants and donations (including Montesol–Livermore, Schwartz Canyon, Sutro-Surber, Patten-St. Helena Mine, and Conley), The Land Trust has played a key role in establishing the Palisades and Oat Hill Mine Trails as premier public hiking destinations through the acquisition and transfer of over 1,710 acres to the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Calistoga.

Rudd Estates (1997) ~ Leslie Rudd

54 acres, including 50 planted acres of the home vineyard and the winery, on the Oakville Cross Road.

Sattui Kreuzer (2016) ~ Villa Amorosa, Inc.

40-acre property includes open space, scenic, agriculture and natural values near Skyline Wilderness Park.

Sentinel Hill (2004) ~ Randy & Lori Dunn

64 acres of mature Douglas fir forest encompassing scenic Sentinel Hill in Angwin.

The Sharpsteen Family Trust (1996)

63 acres of Douglas fir and oak woodlands with residences and a hay meadow near Calistoga.

Silverado Vineyards - Disney Vineyard (1994) ~ Ron and Diane Miller

The Disney Vineyard covers 214 acres east of Yountville; 103 acres planted and 111 acres of open space bracketing the Silverado Trail with the Foote Conservation Easement.

Silverado Vineyards - Mt. George Vineyard (1993) ~ Ron and Diane Miller

The Mt. George Vineyard is 167 total acres, with approx. 112 planted to vineyards, on the slopes of Mt. George east of Napa; contiguous with The Land Trust’s Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George.

Smitty Ranch (2016) - Pacific Livestock Inc.

Protecting 714 acres of active rangeland along the eastern shore of Lake Berryessa; adjacent to the Gunn Ranch CE, together being the first projects completed under the State of California’s new Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP). LTNC partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the California Department of Conservation (DOC) to preserve these agriculturally productive lands, which are also highly visible to recreational users at the Lake.

Snell Valley Fernandes Addition

254 acres donated by Stella Fernandes preserves Snell Peak at the west end of Snell Valley, protecting native chaparral shrublands, with dozens of documented special status plant species, and wildlife habitat.

Spring Mountain (2009) ~ Carroll & Christina Ballard

58 acres atop Spring Mountain, spanning both Napa and Sonoma Counties, protects agriculturally productive land and relatively undisturbed stands of mixed hardwood/conifer forests along with headwaters for Santa Rosa Creek.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – S.L.V. Vineyard (1990), I, II, and III (2004) ~ Warren & Barbara Winiarski

SLV Vineyard was LTNC’s first vineyard conservation easement in Napa Valley; 46 acres of the world-renowned cabernet vineyards along the Silverado Trail. The three hillside parcels (I, II, and III), totaling 89 acres, eliminated three residences from the scenic viewshed at the base of the Stag’s Leap rock formations.

Stanly Ranch Wetlands (2004)

261 acres of wetlands that have been threatened with homesite development numerous times over the last 20 years. These lands are now permanently protected through California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who will restore these lands to wetland wildlife habitat.

Sulu Canyon (2007) ~ Chamberlain family

49 acres of mixed Manzanita chaparral and oak woodland riparian habitat along Dry Creek Road.

Sutro Ranch (2014) ~ Elizabeth "Betty" Sutro

The 1,380 acre preserve located at the end of Atlas Peak Road is the second largest preserve in the Land Trust. The four miles of undeveloped ridgeline includes Atlas Peak (Elev. 2,663 ft.), which can be seen from many points in Napa County. Varying topography and elevation, a combination of riparian and wetland areas, and mixed soil types and geology, contribute to the property’s high biodiversity ranking.

Learn more here.

Sutro Surber (2000) - Denis Sutro and Ted & Sandra Surber

528 acres of undeveloped forestlands and open space in the hills east of Calistoga, just below the Palisades Trail. California Dept. of State Parks purchased the conservation easement and manages the property as part of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

Marguerite Thomas Trust (2001)

31 acres of scenic open space and native oak woodlands on Silverado Trail north of Yountville.

To Kalon (2006, 2007) ~ Andy & Betty Beckstoffer

Conservation easements cover the historic To Kalon vineyard along Highway 29 in Oakville, preserving 90 acres as forever agriculture.

Todd Ranch (2008)

The Land Trust assisted in the sale of 738 acres of open space and wildlife habitat to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife as the third addition to the Knoxville Wildlife Area.

Trancas Crossing Park (2001) - John & Linda Miller

Located in north Napa, Johnny Miller, renowned golfer, donated a conservation easement on this 33-acre property initially.  Miller then transferred the remaining interest the LTNC, who subsequently transferred ownership to the City of Napa, for use as a future, open space park.  The new Trancas Crossing Park opened in September of 2011 and is a beautiful urban oasis for bikers, runners and dog walkers alike, as well as the northern terminus for the Napa River Trail and Napa River boat launch.

Trubody Ranch (2012) ~ Jeff & Mary Page

94 acres of a historic working vineyard in the middle of the valley floor of the Oak Knoll District south of Yountville.

Tuteur Ranch (1980, 1985, 1986) ~ The Tuteur Family

Over 300 acres of open grasslands, primarily used for grazing, encompassing the scenic ridgetops near Skyline Park and the Napa Valley; a one-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail (accessible from Skyline Park) loops through the property.

Upper Range (2014) - Rodgers Land & Development Co.

Approx. 667 acres of oak woodlands, chaparral and new vineyards east of the Silverado Trail; adjacent to the City of Napa’s Lake Hennessey watershed lands and highly visible to all travelers up and down Napa Valley.

Vine Hill Ranch (2007) ~ Phillips family

55-acre agriculture and forever wild conservation easement with vineyards and adjacent spectacular forested hillsides northwest of Yountville.

Beckstoffer Vineyard X (2002) ~ Andy & Betty Beckstoffer

The Vineyard X conservation easement protects 46 acres of vineyard land along Highway 29 south of St. Helena from ever being developed.

Vittorio’s Vineyard (2006) ~ Dario Sattui, V. Sattui Winery

Vittorio’s Vineyard, named for Sattui’s grandfather, protects 15 acres of the estate-planted vineyards, adjacent to Highway 29 at the southern end of St. Helena.

Wantrup Preserve (1982) ~ Professor S. V. Wantrup

A 730-acre oak woodland preserve in Pope Valley where oak reforestation studies and graduate research takes place. 

Learn more here.

Willer (2010) - Norma & Witold Willer

40 acres donated to the Land Trust, off Petrified Forest Road, west of Calistoga; ridgetop property with Douglas Fir forest and chaparral habitat.

Zinfandel Park (1985)

Homeowners’ neighborhood park in the City of St. Helena.

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Alston Park

157 acres of recreational, open space land in the City of Napa’s northwest area; open to the public, including canine companions

 

Grace St. Amand (1990)

60 acres on Dry Creek Road of open space and wildlife habitat.

 

Arcadia Vineyards I and II (2008) ~ Warren Winiarski/Arcadia Vineyard, LLC

19 and 40 acres of vineyards and natural lands adjacent to the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George and Sarco Creek, east of the City of Napa

Archer Taylor Preserve (1993, 1996, 1998, 2012 and 2015) ~ Ann Taylor Schwing, Charlie Schwing, Connie Taylor

This preserve encompasses 370 acres, including a century-old redwood forest in the Redwood Creek watershed west of Napa.

Learn more here.

Bruce and Martha Atwater (1997)

263 acres of open space, plantable vineyard, and forested watershed lands in the Mayacamas Range above Rutherford

 

Audubon Cheyney Preserve (1992) ~ National Audubon Society

120 acres of open space and old-growth Douglas fir in the City of St. Helena’s Bell Canyon watershed open space.

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Hans and Jennifer Baerwald (1994)

80 acres of open space and oak woodlands retaining a single residence in Pope Valley.

 

Bandettini (2004)

147 acres on Mt. St. Helena encompassing beautiful Douglas fir forests, a caretaker cabin, and a portion of the trail heading up to Mt. St. Helena. The property was transferred to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in late 2006.

 

Sandia P. Banks (2004)

20 acres of native grasslands and vernal pools on Atlas Peak next to Milliken Watershed.

 

Joseph and Florence Barkley (1992)

451 acres forever-wild, grazing, and watershed lands in the Moore Creek watershed, a major tributary to  Lake Hennessey.

Barrett Vineyards (2008) ~ Barrett Family Trust

72 acres of oak savannah and grassland, with planted vineyards. Located at the north end of Napa Valley and adjacent to the Kimball Reservoir for the Town of Calistoga, the natural areas of this property are visible from Highway 128 and Petrified Forest Road.

 

Beckstoffer Vineyard X (2002), Carneros Creek (2003), Georges III (2006, 2007, 2009), Las Amigas (2007), To Kalon (2006, 2007), Las Piedras (2015) ~ Andy Beckstoffer

The Vineyard X Conservation Easement Protects 46 acres of vineyard land along Highway 29 south of St. Helena from ever being developed. The following year, Andy added another conservation easement on his 44-acre Carneros Creek vineyard on Dealy Road, further protecting the rural viewshed of the Carneros. He also completed a conservation easement over the Las Amigas vineyard in the Carneros, on 58 acres. Beckstoffer’s Georges III vineyard, spanning from the Silverado Trail to Conn Creek Road and Skellenger Lane, protects 181 acres of scenic and agriculturally productive land. Conservation easements cover the historic To Kalon vineyard along Highway 29 in Oakville, preserving 90 acres as forever agriculture. The Las Piedras vineyard is a 25 acre historic property off Sulphur Springs Ave. in St. Helena that was first planted with grapes over 170 years ago.

Berryessa Vista (2008)

261 acres of oak forests, chaparral and grasslands on the shore of Lake Berryessa. Dr. Dwight and Jan Murray, Dr. Howard Way, Dr. Paul White donated 224 acres of this property in 2003 to the Land Trust. The property was transferred to the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District for use as a public park/recreation area. The Land Trust retains a conservation easement.

 

Boggs Mountain (1980) ~ Carol & Oscar Hills

206 acres of steep and rugged conifer forest with habitat portion of Big Canyon Creek, adjacent to Boggs Mountain State Demonstration Forest in Lake County. This was one of the very first projects the Land Trust completed in its history and the first easement in Lake County.

 

Bull Island (1997)

109-acre tidal marsh/wetland on the Napa River near Cuttings Wharf; transferred to the California Department of Fish and Game and the State Lands Commission.

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Cakebread Cellars (1998) ~ Jack & Dolores Cakebread

10 planted vineyard acres and home in the western hills near Oakville.

 

Catacula Lake Winery/Bar 49 Ranch (2001) ~ Ed Keith

1,025 acres straddling Pope Chiles Valley Road; 100 acres of planted vineyard plus a winery. Several hundred acres of undisturbed blue and live oak woodland adjacent to The Land Trust’s Wantrup Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Ralph H. Cechettini (1995, 1998)

A total of 42 acres adjoining the Carmelite Monastery, leading up the Oakville Grade.

Cedar Roughs (2015)

588 acres of oak woodland, grassy meadows and beautiful views across Lake Berryessa; connects Smittle Creek Day Use Recreational Area with the Cedar Roughs Wilderness Area; included the 160-acre in-holding lands to the Wilderness Area. Acquired by the Napa Open Space District in 2015, LTNC negotiated this deal after 20+ years.

 

Clyde Preserve (1979) ~ Dale Peters Clyde

40-acre Douglas Fir forest conveyed to Napa Valley College for environmental studies off of Dry Creek Road.

 

Connolly Ranch (1991) ~ Peggy Connolly

A 12-acre urban farm adjoining Westwood Hills Park in Napa that houses environmental and agricultural educational programs for over 3,000 Napa students per year. In 2011, the property was leased to the nonprofit, Connolly Ranch Environmental Education program.

Niebaum Coppola (1995) ~ Francis Ford and Eleanor Coppola

382 acres of near-pristine, undeveloped forest lands in the western hills near Oakville.

 

Creston Station Ranch (2002, 2003) ~ Thelma Batchelor, Jane and Peter Berton, Charles and Gwendolyn Halterman, Karen Rippey

570 acres of rangeland, open space along Jamieson Canyon Road, forever protecting this important scenic corridor from development.

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di Rosa Art Preserve (1993) and Milliken Peak (1997) ~ Rene di Rosa

216 acres of open space in the Carneros District along Highway 12, including lake and wildlife habitat, allowing an extensive modern art collection housed in galleries and displayed outdoors. Includes all the lands of Milliken Peak (up to its summit) which face the City of Napa.

 

Duff Ranch (2008) ~ David Duff

1,040 pristine, forever wild acres abutting the Wildlake property. Funded by our Napa Valley Wild Campaign, this purchase of the Duff Ranch helped connect Wildlake Ranch with Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

 

Dunlap (2003)

80 acres near the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George, protecting native wildflowers, oak woodlands, and several tributary streams to Sarco Creek.

 

Dunn-Wildlake Ranch Preserve (2006) ~ Wildlake Ranch Hunting Club

3,030 acres of land encompassing stunning visual rocky outcrops, pine and Douglas fir forests, oak woodland, and chaparral with four miles of ridgeline in the Howell Mountain plateau between Calistoga and Angwin. Property includes headwaters of Bell Canyon Creek, the City of St. Helena’s water supply. Wildlake was purchased with money raised by The Land Trust’s Napa Valley Wild Campaign.

Learn more here

Eagle Rock (1981) ~ Mab Ashforth and Bo Goldman

260 acres of ridge forest and meadow on the uplands of Lake Hennessey, adjacent to the Moore Creek Wilderness Park.

 

Eisele Family Estate (1991) ~ Volker and Liesel Eisele

432 acres of agricultural, open space, and watershed lands in Chiles Valley with 60 acres planted to vineyard.

 

Si and June Foote (1990)

114 acres on the Silverado Trail east of Yountville which include 22 acres of planted vineyard and 92 acres of undisturbed highly scenic, natural habitat.

Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George

767 acres of rare chaparral and wildflower species on Mt. George, the most prominent peak east of downtown Napa. Foote is the founding preserve of the Land Trust of Napa County, thanks to these donors:

~ Si and June Foote (645 acres donated in 1977 and 1995)

~ Austin Hills and Scott Bergren (77-acre bargain purchase 1998)

~ Yajome/UCC Vineyards Addition (47 acre donation 2000)

Learn more here.

 

Carmelita French (1989)

43 acres of forested hills northwest of St. Helena.

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David and Nancy Garden (1991)

607 acres of steep, rugged forestland with pocket grasslands, as part of the Heath Creek watershed, west of St. Helena.

 

Ghisletta Wetlands and Open Space (2000)

83 acres of wetlands and open space, transferred to the Napa County Flood Control District as a part of the South Napa Wetlands Area.

 

Green & Red Vineyard (1993) ~ Jay and Pam Heminway

145 acres consisting of vineyards, winery and forever wild open space above the Chiles Valley.

 

Green Valley Ranch (1987) ~ Green Valley Ranch LLC

980 acres of oak woodland, open space and grazing lands, including 24 acres of planted vineyard, east of the City of Napa; the ranch spans the Napa-Solano County border and is adjacent to the City of Vallejo’s watershed lands below Lakes Madigan and Frey.

Gunn Ranch (2016) – Amy Gunn Edwards and Roger Gunn

Protecting 850 acres of active rangeland along the eastern shore of Lake Berryessa; adjacent to the Smitty Ranch CE, together being the first projects completed under the State of California’s new Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP). LTNC partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the California Department of Conservation (DOC) to preserve these agriculturally productive lands, which are also highly visible to recreational users at the Lake.

 

Duncan and Pat Haynes, Irene Haynes (1993)

22 acres forever-wild hillside viewshed on Highway 128 near Calistoga.

 

Henry (2011) – Jim & Nancy Henry and Gary Van Dam

40-acre preserve donation in the Cedar Valley; adjacent to Bureau of Land Management lands in the Knoxville area.

 

Heitz Wine Cellars (2002) ~ Kathleen Heitz-Myers

An 18-acre parcel near Angwin that serves as a buffer to The Land Trust’s Linda Falls Preserve while providing for the management of an existing 10-acre vineyard.

Homestake McLaughlin (2002) ~ Homestake Mining Company

Encompassing 6,125 acres across Napa, Lake, and Yolo Counties, this expansive property includes oak woodlands, serpentine meadow grasslands, serpentine chaparral and the Davis Creek Reservoir. The property is owned by Homestake Mining Co. as it undergoes mine reclamation for the largest gold producing mine in California, but managed as natural open space and ecological reserve by the UC Natural Reserve System.

 

Hopper Creek (2008) ~ Anonymous

67 acres in Napa County’s western hills, highly visible, with Douglas fir and coast live oak forests and Hopper Creek running through.

 

Hunt’s Grove Park (1998) – Marie Stabo

A half-acre parcel transferred to the City of St. Helena as a city pocket park on Hunt Avenue; eliminates the ability to construct a residence and preserves stately oak trees.

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Iron Mine Stream (1984, 1985) ~ Michael and Alexandra Marston

220 acres of forever-wild lands overlooking the Napa Valley near St. Helena, including significant portions and tributaries to Sulphur Creek.

 

Doug Ivey (2004)

9 acres of vernal pools and native grasses on Atlas Peak.

Rudin Johnson (1998)

200 acres of mixed hardwood-conifer forests in Dutch Henry Canyon; adjacent to Wildlake and Duff Ranches as part of the large, protected lands complex east of Calistoga.

 

Knoxville Ranch (2000) ~ Homestake Mining Company

8,078 acres of open space and wildlife habitat in the northeast corner of the County. Transferred from the Homestake Mining Company to the California Department of Fish and Game.

Kortum Canyon Vineyard (1991) ~ John & Fran Pershing

187 acres of scenic agricultural and open space land west of Calistoga, including 40 acres of planted vineyard.

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La Herradura Ranch (1983) ~ Ellen W. MacVeagh

A 363-acre open space with scattered oak woodlands and large expanses of grassland, currently grazed in Conn Valley.

 

La Vigne (2005) ~ Shea Homes

44 acres of restored wetland adjacent to American Canyon Creek, with potential California red-legged frog habitat and open space upland, now owned by the City of American Canyon

 

Landry (1985), Bella Oaks (2007) ~ Cara Landry

Landry is 320 acres of protected habitat and scenic ridgeline with limited residential use atop the ridgeline south of the Oakville Grade and stretching into the Dry Creek valley. Bella Oaks is 64 acres of protected mixed hardwood forest in the western slopes of Oakville.

 

Lieff Wines (2008) ~ Robert and Gretchen Lieff

21 acres of forever wild and agricultural lands with planted vineyards and mixed hardwood forests in the eastern Napa Valley hills.

Linda Falls Preserve A total 175 acres of scenic open space and riparian habitat near Angwin, forested with a mix of native Douglas fir and mixed Manzanita chaparral. A conservation easement is held by the Napa Open Space District over the entire property. The following donors helped create the Linda Falls Preserve:

~Edward Van Egri (140 acres donated in 1998 and 2008)

~Heitz Wine Cellars (25 acres donated in 2010)

~Harmon G. Frohmuth (10 acres donated in 2011)

Learn more here.

Live Oaks (1995) ~ Anonymous

517 acres of ranch property with mixed oak woodland bridging Napa and Sonoma Counties; this property is now owned and managed by the Sonoma Land Trust.

 

Long Meadow Ranch (1997, 1999, 2000, 2009) ~ Ted and Laddie Hall

342 acres in three contiguous easements of forested hillside and open space west of Rutherford. Includes 10 acres of organic vineyards and olive groves plus an additional 48 acres of prime agricultural land on the Valley floor, in the Agricultural Preserve, in Rutherford.

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Mahoney Family Vineyards (2009) ~ Francis & Kathleen Mahoney

19 acres of planted vineyards in the Carneros region, nearby Beckstoffer’s Carneros Creek and the di Rosa Milliken Peak properties.

 

Mead Ranch (1989) ~ Giles Mead

1,318 acres off of Atlas Peak Road in Napa, including endangered plant habitat and 30 planted acres of vineyard.

 

Richard Merchant (2017)

55 acres of scenic, forested hillside along the Silverado Trail, south of Calistoga

Missimer Snell Valley Wildflower Preserve (2003) ~ Dale and Sue Missimer

273 acres of this Snell Valley Preserve protects some of the most outstanding and rarest native wildflowers in Napa County.

Learn more here.

 

Montesol Ranch (2017)

The largest conservation easement project to date, this ranch encompasses 7,260 acres of working conifer and mixed hardwood forests, serpentine chaparral, annual grasslands with dozens of special status species and over 4 miles of prime riparian corridors; spanning Highway 29 and adjacent to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

 

Napa Ranch (2005)

12,275 acres of open space and wildlife habitat transferred to the California Department of Fish and Game for the Knoxville Wildlife Area. Assisted purchase from the Laufs family.

 

Nellie G. Wright Estate (1994)

Now part of Bothe Napa Valley State Park, this parcel could have had a homesite; adjacent to Highway 29.

 

The Jack and Bernice Newell Regional Open Space (1999) ~ Jack and Bernice Newell

642 acres of open space and wildlife habitat, including an important raptor migration resting area, in the hills east of American Canyon.  The Newells donated the land to the City of American Canyon to create the Newell Open Space Preserve, now open for passive, public recreation.

 

Nunyette Vineyard (2000) ~ Dale and Sue Missimer

45 acres along Napa River at Yountville Crossroad; 22 acres planted.

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Okin (2015)

110 acres donated by Robert Okin to preserve the unique confluence of vegetative habitat zones, including Douglas fir forest, serpentine chaparral, and mixed hardwood forest; located in Chiles Valley and adjacent to Las Posada State Forest

 

Jayson Pahlmeyer (2000)

57 acres of undeveloped chaparral open space east of Milliken Reservoir.

Amalia Palmaz (2005)

32 acres of open space and wildlife habitat adjacent to the Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George.

 

Anita and Oliver Pearson (2001)

14 acres of natural habitat and municipal watershed protection land, adjacent to City of Napa-owned Milliken Reservoir property near Atlas Peak.

Noelle and Pete Peterson (1989)

42 acres of forested hills northwest of St. Helena.

 

Joseph Phelps Vineyards (1999) ~ Joseph Phelps

480 acres, including the Joseph Phelps winery, a historic schoolhouse, lake, and 300 acres of planted vineyard; fronts both the Silverado Trail and Conn Valley Road.

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Quail Ridge Reserve (1986 – 2003) ~ Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy, UC Natural Reserve System

811 acres on 9 conservation easement parcels; consisting of pristine oak woodlands, chaparral, and native grasslands managed as a wilderness reserve and for ecological research and environmental education by the UC Natural Reserve System. Local partnership for conservation with the Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy, the UC Natural Reserve System, California Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation.

 

Rattlesnake Ridge (2007), Haiku House (2007) and Olive House (2016) ~ Turley Wine Cellars, Inc. and Suzanne Chambers Turley & Larry Turley

35 acres of vineyards and dense woodlands on the Howell Mountain ridgeline near Angwin, part of the Friesen Lakes, Conn and Putah Creeks watersheds. The Haiku and Olive House properties protect 21 acres of the Turley Wine Cellars estate, north of St. Helena; includes approx. ¼ mile of habitat along Mill Creek and a 100-year-old olive grove, amidst the vineyards.

Redwood Meadows (1997) ~ Johanna and Hans Burkhardt

73 acres of forested open space that allows for sustainable harvest of redwood and Douglas fir; located off the Skunk Train line in Mendocino County.

 

Ritchie Creek (2008) ~ Stuart Smith/Cook’s Flat Associates

Collaborative project with Save the Redwoods League to protect 62 acres of conifer and old growth redwood habitat; adjacent to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, this property also contains planted vineyards.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park Additions (1981 – 2000)

Through a series of generous grants and donations (including Montesol–Livermore, Schwartz Canyon, Sutro-Surber, Patten-St. Helena Mine, and Conley), The Land Trust has played a key role in establishing the Palisades and Oat Hill Mine Trails as premier public hiking destinations through the acquisition and transfer of over 1,710 acres to the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Calistoga.

 

Rudd Estates (1997) ~ Leslie Rudd

54 acres, including 50 planted acres of the home vineyard and the winery, on the Oakville Cross Road.

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Sattui Kreuzer (2016) ~ Villa Amorosa, Inc.

40-acre property includes open space, scenic, agriculture and natural values near Skyline Wilderness Park.

 

Sattui Winery – Carsi Vineyard (1999), Henry Ranch (2000 & 2001), and Vittorio’s Vineyard (2006) ~ Dario Sattui

The Carsi Vineyard conservation easement restricts the development of a winery on the property, forever protecting 6.5 planted acres on Highway 29 south of Yountville. The historic Henry Ranch conservation easement forever preserves 528 acres of oak woodlands, grassland open space, planted vineyards (106 acres) and historic buildings along Carneros Creek and tributaries to Carneros Creek in the Carneros district. Three-quarters of this land will remain forever wild and undeveloped. Vittorio’s Vineyard, named for Sattui’s grandfather, protects 15 acres of the estate-planted vineyards, adjacent to Highway 29 at the southern end of St. Helena.

 

Sentinel Hill (2004) ~ Randy and Lori Dunn

64 acres of mature Douglas fir forest encompassing scenic Sentinel Hill in Angwin.

 

The Sharpsteen Family Trust (1996)

63 acres of Douglas fir and oak woodlands with residences and a hay meadow near Calistoga.

 

Silverado Vineyards: Mt. George Vineyard (1993) and Disney Vineyard (1994) ~ Ron and Diane Miller

The Mt. George Vineyard is 167 total acres, with approx. 112 planted to vineyards, on the slopes of Mt. George east of Napa; contiguous with The Land Trust’s Foote Botanical Preserve at Mt. George. The Disney Vineyard covers 214 acres east of Yountville; 103 acres planted and 111 acres of open space bracketing the Silverado Trail with  the Foote Conservation Easement.

Smitty Ranch (2016) – Pacific Livestock Inc.

Protecting 714 acres of active rangeland along the eastern shore of Lake Berryessa; adjacent to the Gunn Ranch CE, together being the first projects completed under the State of California’s new Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP). LTNC partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the California Department of Conservation (DOC) to preserve these agriculturally productive lands, which are also highly visible to recreational users at the Lake.

 

Snell Valley Fernades Addition

254 acres donated by Stella Fernandes preserves Snell Peak at the west end of Snell Valley, protecting native chaparral shrublands, with dozens of documented special status plant species, and wildlife habitat.

 

Spring Mountain (2009) ~ Carroll & Christina Ballard

58 acres atop Spring Mountain, spanning both Napa and Sonoma Counties, protects agriculturally productive land and relatively undisturbed stands of mixed hardwood/conifer forests along with headwaters for Santa Rosa Creek

 

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – S.L.V. Vineyard (1990), I, II, and III (2004) ~ Warren & Barbara Winiarski

SLV Vineyard was LTNC’s first vineyard conservation easement in Napa Valley; 46 acres of the world-renowned cabernet vineyards along the Silverado Trail. The three hillside parcels (I, II, and III), totaling 89 acres, eliminated three residences from the scenic viewshed at the base of the Stag’s Leap rock formations.

Stanly Ranch Wetlands (2004)

261 acres of wetlands that have been threatened with homesite development numerous times over the last 20 years. These lands are now permanently protected through California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who will restore these lands to wetland wildlife habitat.

 

Sulu Canyon (2007) ~ Chamberlain family

49 acres of mixed Manzanita chaparral and oak woodland riparian habitat along Dry Creek Road.

 

Sutro Ranch (2014) ~ Elizabeth “Betty” Sutro

The 1,380 acre preserve located at the end of Atlas Peak Road is the second largest preserve in the Land Trust. The four miles of undeveloped ridgeline includes Atlas Peak (Elev. 2,663 ft.), which can be seen from many points in Napa County. Varying topography and elevation, a combination of riparian and wetland areas, and mixed soil types and geology, contribute to the property’s high biodiversity ranking.

Learn more here

 

Sutro Surber (2000) – Denis Sutro and Ted & Sandra Surber

528 acres of undeveloped forestlands and open space in the hills east of Calistoga, just below the Palisades Trail. California Dept. of State Parks purchased the conservation easement and manages the property as part of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

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Marguerite Thomas Trust (2001)

31 acres of scenic open space and native oak woodlands on Silverado Trail north of Yountville.

 

Todd Ranch (2008)

The Land Trust assisted in the sale of 738 acres of open space and wildlife habitat to the California Department of Fish and Game as the third addition to the Knoxville Wildlife Area.

Trancas Crossing Park (2001) – John & Linda Miller

Located in north Napa, Johnny Miller, renowned golfer, donated a conservation easement on this 33-acre property initially.  Miller then transferred the remaining interest the LTNC, who subsequently transferred ownership to the City of Napa, for use as a future, open space park.  The new Trancas Crossing Park opened in September of 2011 and is a beautiful urban oasis for bikers, runners and dog walkers alike, as well as the northern terminus for the Napa River Trail and Napa River boat launch.

 

Trubody Ranch (2012) ~ Jeff and Mary Page

94 acres of a historic working vineyard in the middle of the valley floor of the Oak Knoll District south of Yountville.

Tuteur Ranch (1980, 1985, 1986) ~ The Tuteur Family

Over 300 acres of open grasslands, primarily used for grazing, encompassing the scenic ridgetops near Skyline Park and the Napa Valley; a one-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail (accessible from Skyline Park) loops through the property.

 

Upper Range (2014) – Rodgers Land & Development Co.

Approx. 667 acres of oak woodlands, chaparral and new vineyards east of the Silverado Trail; adjacent to the City of Napa’s Lake Hennessey watershed lands and highly visible to all travelers up and down Napa Valley.

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Vine Hill Ranch (2007) ~ Phillips family

55-acre agriculture and forever wild conservation easement with vineyards and adjacent spectacular forested hillsides northwest of Yountville.

 

Wantrup Preserve (1982) ~ Professor S. V. Wantrup

A 730-acre oak woodland preserve in Pope Valley where oak reforestation studies and graduate research takes place.

Learn more here.

White Slough Marsh (1979)

38-acre tidal marsh now part of the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s wetlands program on upper San Pablo Bay.

 

Willer (2010) – Norma & Witold Willer

40 acres donated to the Land Trust, off Petrified Forest Road, west of Calistoga; ridgetop property with Douglas fir forest and chaparral habitat

Zinfandel Park (1985)

Homeowners’ neighborhood park in the City of St. Helena

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