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The Williamson Act and Monterey County

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

Crops resized 600What does the current budget crisis mean for agricultural preservation?

For decades, the Land Conservation Act (commonly known as the Williamson Act) maintained the viability of California farming and ranching. Recently, state budget cuts eliminated subsidies previously granted to participating counties. With these changes, the future of this successful program is unclear.

What will the impact of these budget cuts be on the Williamson Act Program, or on agricultural preservation in general? Will the Williamson Act survive? If not, are alternatives available to replace this long-standing agricultural preservation policy?

Megan Jones, Environmental Planner with Rincon Consultants, aims to answer these questions by evaluating the Williamson Act Program in Monterey County. Download the whitepaper to learn the answers to these and other important questions.

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Topics: Rincon Consultants, preservation, agriculture