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Landowners, While Pleased with Agricultural Easements, Suggest Improvements

We extensively interviewed 46 landowners in two northern Bay Area counties and nearby Yolo County to assess their satisfaction with agricultural conservation easements. The landowners in most cases were enthusiastic sellers of the easements; their motivations included cash, keeping land in the family and conservation. They reported generally satisfactory experiences with the easement programs. To a lesser degree they expressed concerns about certain aspects of the easement process, especially negotiations and monitoring, and suggested ways that easement programs can improve their relationships with landowners.

Publication Name
California Agriculture
Downloadable Documents
Ellen Rilla
Davis, CA: University of California
Page Numbers
Publication Date
January 01, 2002
Publication Type
Conservation Easements

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