Land trusts conserve California farmland
Author AffiliationsE. Vink is California Field Director for American Farmland Trust, a national nonprofit farmland conservation organization. He is based in Davis.
Hilgardia 52(3):27-31. DOI:10.3733/ca.v052n03p27. May 1998.
Communities can conserve farmland with land-use plans and zoning ordinances, but regulatory efforts are often transitory because future elected officials can revise them. To protect the land in the long term, agricultural land trusts work on a voluntary basis with individual landowners to acquire conservation easements that permanently restrict nonagricultural development of farmland. Farmers and ranchers are beginning to accept and support agricultural land trusts, which indicates that these trusts will continue to thrive.
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