Farmland Conservation: Reality or Wishful Thinking? California Case Studies


By: , Serena Unger

Farmland Protection

This report from the American Farmland Trust offers 11 case studies of California counties and regions showcasing some of the most successful and promising local farmland conservation programs in the state. They demonstrate not only that effective conservation of farmland is possible, but also that there are a variety of ways to accomplish it, if localities summon the political will to do so. The case studies focus on land-use planning and policy as well as regulatory implementation approaches.