​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program

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​​SALC Draft Minimum Deed Terms Available for Public Comment

SALC is restructuring its required easement language to clarify the program's required easement terms. As part of this change, we aim to provide grantees with greater flexibility to either attach or integrate these terms into an existing easement. Please take a moment to review our proposed minimum deed terms (PDF) and provide comments.

The public comment window has been extended for two weeks. Please submit comments by November 20, 2019.

Comments may be submitted via email to: 


or via letter to:

ATTN: Virginia Jameson
SALC, Division of Land Resource Protection
Department of Conservation
801 K St, MS 14-15
Sacramento, CA 95814

Easement and Planning Request for Grant Applications

The 2018-19 SALC grant application period closed on September 13, 2019. Visit our Application Information page for relevant materials.

The deadline to submit pre-proposals for easement projects was April 17, 2019. Applicants who submitted a pre-proposal received feedback on their project from the Department before or on July 1, 2019. ​The optional planning grant pre-proposal deadline was July 15, 2019. Ap​plicants who submitted a pre-proposal received feedback on their project from the Department before or on August 15, 2019.

About SALC​

SALC is a component of the Strategic Growth Council's (SGC) Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.  SALC complements investments made in urban areas with the purchase of agricultural conservation easements, development of agricultural land strategy plans, and other mechanisms that result in GHG reductions and a more resilient agricultural sector.

The program invests in agricultural land conservation with revenue from the California Climate ​Investments (CCI) Fund​, made available for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing additional benefits to California communities. CCI is derived from quarterly cap-and-trade auction proceeds, which are administered by the California Air Resources Board. 

The Department of Conservation works in cooperation with the Natural Resources Agency and the SGC to implement the program. ​
Please see the SGC website for more information about the AHSC Program​

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​About California Climate Investments

SALC is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.

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