The acquisition of 738± acres of privately-owned land to protect oak woodlands and threatened and endangered species habitat, as an addition to the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Knoxville Wildlife Area, east of the City of Middletown, fifteen road miles from the community of Pope Valley in Napa County. The subject property is located approximately three miles north of Lake Berryessa, abutting Berryessa-Knoxville Road for several miles. It varies from very gentle to steep slopes ranging in elevation from 600± to 1200± feet, and was used historically for livestock grazing. Vegetation includes open grass, scattered oaks to fairly dense oaks, brush (chamise) and gray pine. I
n addition to Eticuera Creek, livestock and wildlife access several stock ponds and springs on the property.
California Department of Fish and Game
Protection of special status species habitat, oak woodlands, riparian and wetland areas, along with protection of significant open landscape areas and wildlife corridor linkages. The project expands onto existing protected lands including the Department of Fish and Game, Knoxville Wildlife Area that allows public outdoor recreation uses
Acquisition Fee Title
Complete and Fully Paid