Additional information about agricultural land conservation, agricultural conservation easements, and funding opportunities
Land Trust Resources
The California office of American Farmland Trust works in conjunction with local land trusts. Their website also includes a number of studies on agricultural preservation in California.
The Farmland Information Center provides resources regarding agricultural land conservation as well as resources for land trusts and local governments.
The Land Trust Alliance provides training opportunities for land trusts, publications outlining the benefits to landowners of conserving land and a comprehensive list of land trusts in California.
The California Council of Land Trusts acts as a unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California. The Council works to build a strong, effective land trust community with the financial and policy resources to protect California's landscapes.
The California Rangeland Trust works with landowners throughout the state to preserve rangeland agriculture.
Additional Funding Sources
The federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP, formerly the Farm & Ranch Lands Protection Program), provides grant funding for agricultural conservation easements and frequently works in collaboration with CFCP.
The California State Coastal Conservancy works in California’s coastal zone.
The California Wildlife Conservation Board land acquisition program includes funding for conservation easements.