Farmland Conservation Tools

Farmland conservation tools play an important role in farmland protection and farmer land access.  In some situations, working land easements such as the Purchase of Development Rights (PDRs) and donated agricultural easements, and affordability agreements such as Preemptive Purchase Rights (PPRs) and ground leases can be tailored to permanently protect our local farms and keep them affordable for future generations of farmers.

To learn more about these tools, explore the resources below, visit our Farmland Protection page, or read through some of our FARM Stories.

If you have specific questions about how easements and affordability agreements might help you meet your land use goals, please email FARM@clctrust.org or call the Columbia Land Conservancy's office at 518.392.5252.