Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Landowners, while pleased with agricultural easements, suggest improvements

Author

Ellen Rilla

Publication Information

Hilgardia 56(1):21-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v056n01p21. January 2002.

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Abstract

We extensively interviewed 46 landowners in two northern Bay Area counties and nearby Yolo County to assess their satisfaction with agricultural conservation easements. The landowners in most cases were enthusiastic sellers of the easements; their motivations included cash, keeping land in the family and conservation. They reported generally satisfactory experiences with the easement programs. To a lesser degree they expressed concerns about certain aspects of the easement process, especially negotiations and monitoring, and suggested ways that easement programs can improve their relationships with landowners.

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Rilla E. 2002. Landowners, while pleased with agricultural easements, suggest improvements. Hilgardia 56(1):21-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v056n01p21
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