Application forms and related documents for DLRP programs are available below:

California Farmland Conservancy Program

Grant application forms for the California Farmland Conservancy Program are located on this page; forms are also available for the Agricultural Land Mitigation Program, and the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program.
Associated documents for managing your grant can be found here.

Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program

Paper maps or custom products can be obtained via an FMMP Order Form or by phone.

Land Conservation (Williamson) Act


The Department has compiled a Cancellation Petition Advice Paper (PDF) to assist landowners and jurisdictions in compiling and organizing the materials necessary to document the need to prematurely exit existing Williamson Act contracts.  Please see our Land Conservation Act, Contract Cancellations page for further information.

Open Space Subventions

The Fiscal Year 2014-15 (FY 2014) survey of participation in the Land Conservation Act and Open Space Subvention Act (OSSA)  is now available

Public Acquisitions

While agencies are not required to follow a specific template to submit Williamson Act Public Acquisitions notices, these example documents may be useful if you are compiling a notice.  Following this outline may streamline your work process, by ensuring that all required material is contained in your initial notice.  The items are in PDF format.

Public Acquisition Notification Procedures - A Step by Step Guide
A chronological explanation of the timing of notices and information required for the public acquisition processes under the Land Conservation (Williamson) Act.
Notification Form Template  Describes each item that is required in the notification. 
Example Notification Letter  An example of what the notification form would contain for a theoretical project.
Examples of Supporting Documentation  The attachments a notification requires, including a Williamson Act contract, agricultural preserve resolution, pertinent CEQA information, eminent domain documentation, and example maps.

RCD Assistance & Statewide Watershed Program

The Department of Conservation Statewide Watershed Program is currently administering the 2010 Watershed Coordinator Grants.  Information on the 2010 Watershed Grant Forms can be found here.

No new grants are available at this time.  Please check the Watershed Coordinator Grant Program page for additional information, updates, and reports.


The Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) Model evaluates agricultural characteristics of specific sites, as indicated in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines.