The Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) provides information, maps, funding and technical assistance to local governments, consultants, Resource Conservation Districts (RCD) and non-profit organizations statewide with the goal of conserving the state’s agricultural and natural resources. Our work is organized along two primary functions, Conservation Program Support and Financial Assistance.
DLRP is led by:
Benjamin Turner, Acting Assistant Director
Division of Land Resource Protection
801 K Street, MS 14-15
Sacramento, CA 95814
Conservation Program Support
This unit includes administration of the technical, scientific, and conservation aspects of DLRP:
Land Conservation (Williamson) Act Program
Open Space Subventions
Farmland Security Zones
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
California Farmland Conservancy Program
Including conservation easements funded under the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP), and the High Speed Rail Agricultural Land Mitigation Program.
For questions regarding the Conservation Program Support unit, please contact Molly Penberth, (916) 324-0863; or via each program's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Assistance Unit
This unit includes the administration of grant programs at DLRP:
For questions regarding the Financial Assistance unit, please contact David Thesell, (916) 324-0850; or via the program email addresses: SGCSustainablecommunities@conservation.ca.gov; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.