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Major land-use changes have occurred in the United States during the past 25 years. The total area of cropland, pastureland and rangeland decreased by 76 million acres in the contiguous 48 states...
The last two decades have witnessed increased state-level involvement in growth management to counter the negative impacts of land development. Recently, several states have begun shifting from state...
Public and private programs have preserved an estimated 730,000 ha of agricultural land in the United States by acquiring agricultural conservation easements (ACEs) that retire a property’s...
American Farmland Trust (AFT), the nation’s premier agricultural land conservation organization, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the official organization representing the interests of the...
Based on the Arizona Growing Smarter Oversight Council's knowledge gained from over five years of work, the Council crafted a draft proposal of Guiding Principles and recommendations. The proposed...
Desiring a higher quality of life, citizens and policy makers in communities across Maryland are adopting Smart Growth principles in their local development and landuse decisions. People are...
This guide summarizes the standard legal document used by the Town of Dunn, Wisconsin for conservation easements donated or sold to the town.
This law enables a local purchase of agricultural conservation easement program.
PACE program ranking criteria used by the Town of Dunn, Wisconsin.
This is a fact sheet of frequently asked questions for landowners interested in selling their development rights.
The purpose of this study is to show the breakdown of revenues generated and expenses incurred by land use type (Residential, Commercial and Agriculture/Forest/Open Space). The base year of 1993 was...
This document is a glossary of selected terms from the 2007 National Resources Inventory.
Application form for Fauquier County, Virginia purchase of agricultural conservation easement program.
Application form for Hunterdon County, New Jersey purchase of agricultural conservation easement program.
Application form for Bucks County, Pennsylvania purchase of agricultural easement program.
This is the pre-application form for the Dunn, Wisconsin purchase of agricultural easement program.
Pre-Application form for Dakota County, Minnesota purchase of agricultural conservation easement program.
A model easement used by the Dakota County, Minnesota purchase of agricultural conservation easement program.
Summary of how a landowner would sell their development rights to the Town of Dunn, WI as part of its purchase of agricultural easements program.
During the period January through March 2002, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) sponsored a survey of Virginia farmers, with...

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