Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation

How does the SALC Program encourage climate-smart development?

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Protecting California's Agricultural
Lands from Development

The loss of prime California farmland is a threat to the economic vitality and environmental sustainability of the state

The SALC Program utilizes Cap-and-Trade proceeds to protect agricultural lands on the outskirts of cities and near residential neighborhoods from development.

The SALC Program utilizes Cap-and-Trade proceeds to protect agricultural lands on the outskirts of cities and near residential neighborhoods from development

Combatting Sprawl

The SALC program simultaneously supports California’s food security and encourages infill development and low-carbon transportation to curb sprawl

Farming
Gardening
Anticipated to avoid the emission of an estimated 39.5  million metric tons of C02 over 30 years.

Urban sprawl not only increases greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, as people have to drive further to get where they need to go, but also encroaches on agricultural lands that both store carbon and sustain our economy

52 easement projects totaling 81,081 acres to be conserved.
Invested over $75.9 million dollars.