Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program - Resources

Large agricultural field with rows of green leafy vegetables. Hills in the background.

​​​​​​​​​Resources for agricultural protection, planning, program development, community outreach, data & mapping and more. 

SALC Specific Documents (Planning Grant Program)​​

Outreach Information

Collaborating for Success; Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation

While focused on stakeholder development for SGMA implementation, the best practices and examples of collaborative management in this paper can be used as an effective roadmap for any program.

California Natural Resources Agency's Digital Environmental Engagement Resource Catalogue

The California Natural Resources Agency and the California Environmental Protection Agency developed a resource catalogue of online sessions focused on community engagement and equity. The catalogue comes from the “Online Environmental Engagement: Building Our Skills Together" virtual conference held in June 2020 where panelists and attendees from across the state discussed their successes, challenges and practical tips for online environmental engagement. The Resource Catalogue includes nine hours of webinar recordings in English and Spanish, PowerPoint slides, fliers, panelist bios, and more.​

​Data & Mapping Resources

California Department of Conservation’s Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program (FMMP)​ Statewide program produces maps and statistical data used for analyzing impacts on California’s agricultural resources. Agricultural land is rated according to soil quality and irrigation status.

Evaluates measures of soil resource quality, a given project’s size, water resource availability, surrounding agricultural lands, and surrounding protected resource lands.

California Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resources Protection's California Agricultural Land Conservation August 2021 Story Map

Compares urban development scenarios and many impacts resulting from development.

Offers a view of how climate change might affect California at the local level.

Identifies California communities by census tract that are disproportionately burdened by, and vulnerable to, multiple sources of pollution.


California Association of Local Agency Formation Commission (CALAFCO)White Paper: State of the Art on Agricultural Preservation

Agriculture Related Organizations

Farmland Info​rmation Center​

California Council of Land Trusts: Map of California Land Trusts​

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) 

California Climate & Agricultural Network (CalCAN)

California FarmLink