Agricultural easements limited geographically
AuthorAlvin D. Sokolow
Author AffiliationsA.D. Sokolow is Public Policy Specialist, Human and Community Development, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 56(1):15-20. DOI:10.3733/ca.v056n01p15. January 2002.
A review of conservation programs in the state shows that agricultural easements are concentrated in central coastal counties. Many of these counties, such as Marin and Sonoma, are not top agricultural regions, while some of the state's most productive agricultural counties have no easement programs at all. To date, there are approximately 120,000 California farmland acres in easements, nearly 80% of them grazing land and the rest in crops. Our review shows that state coastal conservation programs and sentiments among local populations are major reasons why easements are plentiful in some counties and not in others.
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