These properties were donated to The Land Trust to be managed in perpetuity for their ecological health.  The best way to first access any of LTNC’s permanent preserves is by signing up for a guided LTNC event, such as a hike or volunteer work day. At each event, you will learn about access policies on the preserve that you visit.  While it is possible to access some properties after participating in a guided event, there are several preserves that can only be accessed through guided events. Please contact the Land Trust at 707-252-6329 for information.


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

This preserve encompasses 380 acres, including a century-old redwood forest in the Redwood Creek watershed west of Napa. Learn more

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.  Learn more.

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.

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 to connect Wildlake Ranch with Robert Louis Stevenson Stake Park.

Dunn-Wildlake Ranch (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 Mountains between Calistoga and Angwin. Property includes headwaters of Bell Canyon Creek, City of St. Helena’s water supply. Wildlake was purchased with money raised by The Land Trust’s Napa Valley Wild Campaign

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.

~ 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)

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Linda Falls

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. This donated property, including Linda Falls and a segment of Conn Creek, is slated to become a Land Trust permanent preserve. A conservation easement over 39 acres of this property is now held by the Napa County Regional Parks and Open Space District. 

~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)

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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.  An additional 254 acres were donated by Stella Fernandes preserves Snell Peak at the other end of the valley, protecting native chaparral shrublands and wildlife habitat. Learn more

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.

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