Farmland Protection Information Sessions in Wayne County, NY

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Genesee Land Trust is hosting an information session on the upcoming New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Farmland Protection Implementation Grant.

The Farmland Protection Program protects agricultural land through the use of Conservation Easements with the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR). Conservation Easements are an equitable way for landowners to prevent productive farmland from being lost to development. Interested landowners can receive payment for their land’s development value in exchange for granting the permanent Conservation Easement, while still maintaining ownership of their land.


  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Palmyra Town Hall, 1180 Canandaigua Rd, Palmyra
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Williamson Town Hall, 6380 State Route 21, Williamson

Topics covered at this information session include:
What is a conservation easement?
Benefits and challenges of a conservation easement
Purchase of development rights & valuation
Program application process
Timeline and process if awarded a grant


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