A well-designed Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system can help public officials, with limited funds, acquire development rights to build a “critical mass” of preserved farmland.
Using LESA in a Purchase of Development Rights Program
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Tom L. Daniels
Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society
January 01, 1990
Federal Farmland Protection Policies & Programs, Land Evaluation and Site Assessment, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements