SALC Past Events and Announcements


SALC Round 9 Workshops  
Two hybrid public comment workshops were held to gather public comments on the SALC Round 9 Draft Guidelines.  

  • ​​Workshop 1- Northern California (Virtual and in-person)
CNRA Building, Sacramento
Monday March 13, 2023
  • Workshop 2- Central and Southern California​​​ (Virtual and in-person)​
Central California: Cooperative Extension, Merced
Southern California: San Diego Farm Bureau, Escondido
Wednesday March 15, 2023

SALC Round 8 Workshops  
Three virtual public workshops were held to to assist those interested in submitting ​grant applications to the Round 8 SALC program. 

March 9 & 10 2022: SALC Draft Guidelines Public Comment Workshops
Three Public Comment workshops were held March 9th & 10th. Links to the presentation slides are below:

Feb 3, 2022: SALC Online Listening Session: Selection Criteria (Acquisitions)
​The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) Draft Guidelines will be released this Spring for public comment. In advance of the draft being released we are seeking input into how the acquisitions selection criteria are structured. We hosted an online listening session on February 3rd to gather public input.

November 16, 2021: Strategic Growth Council Awards FY 20-21 SALC Grants​
At their November 16th meeting, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved more than $65 million to fund 19 agricultural easements and three planning grants. The land acquisition projects comprise approximately 27,000 acres in 15 counties across the state. 

​​May 26. 2021 - Listening Session #3: Continuing the Conversation
The California Strategic Growth Growth Council and the Department of Conservation (DOC) hosted a series of online listening sessions to gather feedback and ideas from the public regarding the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC)​. The workshops were conversational by design with breakout groups, and brainstorming sessions. 

The first two sessions were focused on equity. This third session was focused on gathering general feedback for improvements to the SALC program. ​Notes from the events will be posted once finalized.

May 4, 2021 -Pre-proposal Workshop (Round 7 Acquisition Grants)

This online workshop was focused on the pre-proposal and application process. For more information about the program and pre-proposal process, review the guidelines and the pre-proposal & application​ requirements.

April 20 & 28 2021 - Listening Sessions: Advancing Racial Equity

​The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and DOC hosted a series of online listening sessions to gather feedback and ideas from the public regarding the equity components of the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program. Notes from the events will be posted once finalized.

Background: In August of 2020, SGC announced the adoption of its landmark Racial Equity Resolution. Racial Equity is central to SGC’s mission and SALC seeks to align with and advance the resolution and the Council’s Racial Equity Action Plan.​