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California Farmland Conservancy Program

The California Farmland Conservancy Program (CFCP) seeks to encourage the long-term, private stewardship of agricultural lands through the voluntary use of agricultural conservation easements. The CFCP provides grant funding for easement and planning projects that support agricultural land conservation statewide.  As of January 2014, CFCP funded 172 conservation easements, permanently conserving some of the state's best farmland in agricultural regions throughout the state.   

 

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Fedora Farm, Sutter County 
Fedora Farm, with Sutter Buttes in Background
  • The CFCP is now accepting proposals to offset farmland loss associated with the California High-Speed Rail alignment through the Central Valley.  CFCP will work with eligible organizations to identify landowners interested in placing land into agricultural conservation easements.   The program seeks to purchase easements on land comparable to that taken out of production for the High-Speed Rail system.  Please see the Request for Grant Applications.

  • CFCP's Newest Project - 376 acres of walnuts and annual vegetables in Sutter CountyThis project is among the 24 agricultural conservation easements completed using CFCP funds since 2010Orchards, vineyards, vegetable crop lands, alfalfa, and irrigated pastures were represented among the recent completed easements. 

  • Request for Grant Applications
    The Request for Grant Applications (RFGA), which provides detailed guidelines for application eligibility and instructions for the application process, is available in PDF format.

  • CFCP 2012 Model Easement 
    In 2012, CFCP updated its model easement document. Grant recipients are encouraged to adopt it to the extent possible, in order to expedite the easement review process. 

 

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For more information about the CFCP, contact:

California Department of Conservation
Division of Land Resource Protection
801 K Street, MS 18-01
Sacramento, California 95814

Phone: (916) 324-0850
Fax: (916) 327-3430
Email: cfcp@conservation.ca.gov

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American Farmland Trust  |  Land Trust Alliance  |  CA Farm Bureau  | CA Council of Land Trusts
CA Coastal Conservancy  |  Wildlife Conservation Board  |  Great Valley Center  |  USDA Easement Programs

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