AnnouncementStrategic Growth Council Approves Funding for 27 Farmland Conservation Projects


On Tuesday, December 5th, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) awarded $33,962,403 to fund 25 agricultural conservation easements and two strategy and outcome grants funded through the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC). The Council launched the SALC Program in 2014 and works with the Department of Conservation to identify potential projects. In its first two years, the SALC Program distributed $42 million to land trusts and local governments.

Randall Winston, the SGC’s Executive Director, applauded the Council’s decision, saying, “The SALC program is a crucial investment in California’s future – preserving the vitality of the State’s agricultural lands while also protecting its communities from sprawl development. Each of these innovative projects advances the Strategic Growth Council’s goal of creating vibrant communities and landscapes across California.”

More information about the awards is available on the SALC Program page.