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Frederick County has been using an Installment Purchase Program (IPP) to acquire easement since 2002.  The IPP allows the county to leverage existing funds to purchase more easements than traditional...
This ordinance establishes the Skagit County, Washington Conservation Futures Property Tax Fund to help fund the purchase of agricultural conservation easements program.
A model easement used by Virginia Beach, Virginia. This document outlines an installment purchase agreement (IPA).
In late 1993, American Farmland Trust initiated the Agricultural Conservation Alternatives project in preparation for the 1995 Farm Bill. Eighteen agricultural leaders reviewed 25 existing and...
  Frederick County launched the Critical Farms Program in 1995 to preserve prime farmland and to help full-time farmers purchase farmland.  Once a farm is accepted into the program, the county buys a...
The guide first discusses a variety of federal conservation funding programs and their requirements for participation. Many of these programs have a special focus on protecting wetlands, scarce...
“Ohio’s Agricultural Easement Purchase Program: From Pilot to Permanent Presence” is a survey commissioned by the Ohio Departmen of Agriculture (ODA). The Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase...
This study was commissioned by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) to gauge satisfaction and explore improvements with the Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (AEPP), as well understand the...
This publication examines how the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program has strengthened four unique communities across the country by assisting locally initiated farm and ranch land...
The town of Newtown has created a conservation and agriculture zone, which, in part, is focused on the retention of agriculture as a beneficial industry within the town.
This paper identifies the requirements for "smart" conservation partnerships -- alliances that are necessary and foster cost-effective, durable solutions to key problems. The basic structure and...
July 6, 2004, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle signed SB 2246, prohibiting private deed restrictions or easements from restricting agricultural uses on state-classified agricultural land. Hawaiian...
Federal Programs The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a variety of conservation programs to assist private landowners with natural resource concerns. Originally, programs focused on reducing...

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