California’s working landscapes are at severe risk of development as threats grow to convert agricultural land to other uses. Join the California Rangeland Trust and American Farmland Trust as they discuss two new studies demonstrating the benefits working landscapes provide to the Golden State, including food, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, wildfire protection, climate regulation and so much more.
During this webinar, you will hear:
- California Rangeland Trust findings from University of California, Berkeley’s recent study, which revealed working lands conservation by California's largest land trust annually provides up to $1.44 billion in environmental benefits.
- AFT findings from Farms Under Threat: The State of the States. This report provides actionable information on the location and quality of California’s most productive, resilient, and versatile agricultural land, as well as the threats posed by development. For example, the finest half of California’s agricultural land was 202% times more likely to be converted to other uses than the rest of the state’s agricultural land.
- Both organizations will lead a discussion on state-level policies that can help protect California’s farmland and ranchland for generations to come.