Welcome to the Division of Land Resource Protection
Programs to Conserve California's Farmland & Open Space Resources
Californians make their home amidst some of the most productive farmland and diverse open spaces in the world. The Department of Conservation's Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) works with landowners, local governments, and researchers to conserve these resources for everyone's future.
Agricultural Land Mitigation Program
The Department collaborates with other public agencies through the Agricultural Land Mitigation Program to secure agricultural conservation easements for mitigation purposes. The Department is currently reviewing grant applications submitted by May 22, 2017 to purchase agricultural conservation easements in the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Santa Clara, and Tulare. Click
here for more details. Please check back in the future for further rounds of funding.
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC Program)
The SALC Program is now accepting applications for the third round of Agricultural Conservation Easement grants and Strategy and Outcome grants. The Final FY 2016-17 SALC Program Guidelines and application materials are available here
California Farmland Conservancy Program
The California Farmland Conservancy Program's (CFCP) newest conservation easement:
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
California Important Farmland Finder
An interactive version of the Important Farmland map data. Locate your area of interest, calculate acreage, and other useful features, using this online tool. Introductory material about the site and its features is also available.
Important Farmland Maps and Statistics
The 2015 California Farmland Conversion Report The most recent statewide and regional breakdown of farmland conversion trends.
Important Farmland Maps (PDF)
New! 2016 data is now available in Mendocino, Placer, Sierra Valley, and Siskiyou Counties.
Full size maps for viewing your area of interest; new releases are posted regularly.
Land Conservation (Williamson) Act Program
Other News and Information