Foothill Farming
University of California
Foothill Farming

Land Acquisition & Protection


California FarmLink 
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California FarmLink helps link beginning farmers seeking land with retiring farmers or landowners. Technical assistance is available to help both parties structure farm leases and purchases, as well as business planning and financing, and equity-building programs. FarmLink also helps families pass their farms from one generation to the next.

Placer Land Trust
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Placer Land Trust works with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve and protect open spaces and working farms and ranches for future generations in Placer County.

Contact: 530.887.9222 or

Bear Yuba Land Trust
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Bear Yuba Land Trust (formerly the Nevada County Land Trust) promotes voluntary conservation of natural, historical, and agricultural resources through protection of natural areas, enhancement of farms and ranches, and creation of public recreation areas.

Contact: 530.272.5994 or via their website

Placer Legacy Open Space and Agricultural Conservation Program

The Placer Legacy Program, administered by the Placer County Planning Department, is a conservation program that seeks to preserve important open space and agricultural resources in Placer County. The Placer Legacy objectives include maintaining our heritage of agriculture as a thriving part of the local economy. An important part of the program includes land acquisitions through the use of conservation easements and the purchase of the fee title.

Contact: Loren E. Clark, Assistant Director of Planning
530.745.3000 or

Other Resources

Conservation Easements - (ATTRA) Discusses rules for establishing, holding, monitoring, and enforcing a conservation easement, as well as the benefits derived from them and incentive programs for them.

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