The City of Oceanside Planning Division will host a community forum on farmland conservation strategies, with a focus on farmland conservation easements. The forum will take place at the El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
This community meeting will support efforts to fulfill a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction measure established in the City’s Climate Action Plan. This measure calls upon the City to leverage California’s Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) program to facilitate the acquisition of farmland conservation easements in the South Morro Hills Neighborhood Planning Area.
The forum will include presentations from land conservation experts in both the government and non-profit sectors, followed by an open house component allowing attendees to directly engage the experts and learn more about their respective approaches to farmland conservation.
The City encourages members of the South Morro Hills farming community to attend, as the forum will offer a chance to speak to the opportunities and challenges that Oceanside farmers are currently navigating and talk about potential solutions.