Stewardship of conserved farmland poses unique challenges.
Farms are dynamic, complex, and typically subject to greater human impact than other
types of conserved land. This underscores the importance of careful drafting,
and stewarding, of agricultural conservation easements, particularly as more
NH land trusts expand into farmland conservation.
This workshop will focus on three “sticky” issues currently facing land trusts:
1) housing (in the easement area or excluded), 2) agritourism, and
3) the special challenges of stewarding NRCS Agricultural Land Easements (ALE)
We will have in-depth, interactive panel discussions on each of these topics
with plenty of time for Q&A.
An optional brown bag lunch and discussion after the workshop,
from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, will be held for those interested in continuing the
discussion on stewardship challenges of farms.