Appeals court settles conservation easement debate


Issue Date: August 7, 2013
By Kate Campbell

Agricultural conservation easements are an acceptable form of mitigation when farmland is developed for other purposes, a California appellate court has confirmed. The 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco ruled in a case involving an environmental impact report prepared by Mendocino County to support development of a gravel mining project by Granite Construction Co.

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