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CA Strategic Growth Council: Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program Draft Guidelines

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are pleased to announce the release of the 2021-2022 Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC) Draft Guidelines.

DOC will host a series of online workshops to share program information and to solicit public input. Please register below for more information. The SALC Program Draft Guidelines will be available for public comment through March 25, 2022.


About the SALC Program:

The SALC Program supports agricultural land conservation, economic growth, and sustainable development by providing grants for three types of projects:

  • Planning grants that support the development of local and regional land-use policies and economic development strategies to protect critical agricultural land

  • Agricultural Conservation Acquisition grants to permanently protect croplands and rangelands that are at risk of conversion to residential and rural residential development.

  • Capacity and Project Development grants to expand organizational capacity to develop agricultural conservation acquisition projects.

To learn more, please join us for one of the following online workshops to learn more about the SALC Program Draft Guidelines and to provide public comment:

Planning Grants Workshop 1 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register here Acquisition and Capacity Grants Workshop 2 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register here Workshop 3 Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register here

What will be discussed?

  • SALC Program overview

  • Draft guidelines overview and updates

  • Important dates and timelines

How can I comment?

  • Online during a workshop

  • Get in touch and submit comments via e-mail at SALCP@conservation.ca.gov

Draft Guidelines are posted on the website and will be available for public comment through March 25, 2022.


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