You are here

Farmland Conservation and Land Access in California

Through a quarter-cent sales tax approved by voters, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District raises $17 million annually, protecting more than 40,000 acres for agricultural production. The district buys conservation easements from existing farmers and ranchers. It also works with farm buyers to conduct “simultaneous transactions” where an easement is purchased at closing, reducing the purchase price for the farmer. The district even offers lease-to-purchase arrangements of easement-protected properties. We’ll hear from a representative of this public agency and from California farmers who have purchased or leased conserved farmland. We’ll discuss how these partnerships are addressing the challenge of maintaining and developing infrastructure to create viable new farms.

 

Track and Session Info

Session: 
G | 8:30 am

Date and Location

Location: 
Nautilus
Day: 
Saturday
Presenter(s): 

Same Time

Track:
Activists
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Merrill
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Kiln
Track:
Seasoned Farmers & Ranchers
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Oak Shelter
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Scripps
Track:
Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Chapel
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Evergreen
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Heather
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Date:
Jan 24 2015
Location:
Fred Farr

Share

 

Thank you to our EcoFarm 2022 sponsors!