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Project: Montesol Ranch Watershed Protection

Description: Grant to The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to purchase and preserve a conservation easement over portions of the 7,300-acre Montesol Ranch in far Northern Napa County. TPL will transfer the easement to the Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC). The conservation easement will protect the natural resources of at least 7,000 acres of the Montesol Ranch while allowing agriculture and retention of existing residential development on an approximately 300-acre area. By numerous measures, the property is one of the most important properties for protection in the Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area (BRBNA), a 800,000-acre conservation area of national significance. Located in the shadow of Mount Saint Helena, Montesol is the single largest privately-owned property in Napa County.

Reference Number: 37601603601

Implemented By: The Trust for Public Land

Objective: watershed protection

Type: Acquisition Easement

Total Cost: $1,700,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2016    Actual Completion: 1/13/2017

Associated Counties: Napa

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration11/15/2016$1,700,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition EasementSignficant Ecoystems and Natural Landscapes7300acres acquired

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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