Does Napa Need to Choose Between Grapevines and Oak Trees?

A proposal to protect oak trees and streams has many in the wine industry worried

By Aaron Romano - Wine Spectator Magazine

"Napa Valley is known for both its gorgeous acres of vineyards and its rugged, oak-covered hillsides. But do residents need to choose between vines and trees? Napa residents will vote on Measure C, also known as the "Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative of 2018" in June. Its goal, according to its proponents, is to amend the county's zoning rules to further protect Napa's streams, watersheds, wetlands and oak forests. Seems like a no-brainer on paper: Defend the splendor of Napa's hillsides."


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