Yolo County logoTo further the Yolo County 2020-2025 Strategic Plan goal of “Flourishing Agriculture”, Yolo County Staff applied for a planning grant through the California Department of Conservation’s Sustainable Agriculture Lands Conservation (SALC) program to create an agricultural conservation priority plan. The County’s project application was awarded funding to develop the agricultural conservation priority plan that will analyze the feasibility of acquiring conservation easements in accordance with Chapter 8-2.404, Agricultural Conservation and Mitigation Program, of the Yolo County Zoning Ordinance, and analyze alternative high value agricultural areas for the Yolo County Board of Supervisors to consider preserving in a mitigation bank, or similar instrument, that is established by a private landowner and granted to a public agency partner. This analysis will allow the County and the four incorporated cities to continue supporting one another in protecting and preserving agriculture and promoting compact urban development.

The County issued a Request for Qualifications for consulting services to assist with the preparation and development of the agricultural conservation priority plan and will collect responses until October 28 at 3:00pm. A service provider will be selected in mid-November and work is expected to begin in December. To review the complete RFQ details, visit: www.bidsync.com and search Bid #FINARFQKK2111

For additional questions, contact Karen Kawelmacher at Karen.Kawelmacher@yolocounty.org or (530) 666-8073.