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Land Trusts and Agricultural Land: Protecting Farmland or Farming?

Agricultural land presents unique challenges and opportunities to the land conservation community. This report explores some of the innovative approaches to farmland protection employed by leading land trusts from across the country. The aim of this report is to help land trusts develop farmland conservation programs that are appropriate to their own regions and circumstances and to encourage the evolution of best practices within the land trust community. A central question for land trusts working on farmland protection and a theme of this report is whether and how to go beyond the protection of farmland to support the viability of farming.

Judith LaBelle and Jill Rubin
Cold Spring, NY: Glynwood Center
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Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
Land Trusts

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