Orland, CA, Administrative Guidelines for Implementation of General Plan Agricultural Buffering Policies

September 6, 2005

By: City of Orland, CA


Farmland Protection 

This guide addresses farmland protection by establishing agricultural buffering guidelines for new urban development in the city. It aligns with the city’s general plan statements designating high-quality agricultural land as the city’s most significant natural resource and calling for buffers to minimize conflict between existing agricultural production and new urban development. The guide offers general guidelines for buffer program implementation, describes effective buffer elements, and provides specific standards and guidelines addressing compatible biological design, location, buffer separation distances, land use, maintenance, and conversions. It also provides descriptions for a range of buffer types.