Alameda County Local Agency Formation Commission (Alameda LAFCO) and the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD), received funding from the California Climate Investments Program, as administered by the California Department of Conservation to further the mission of protecting agricultural land in the county.

Our Alameda County Agricultural Resiliency Project (ACARP) aims to establish a countywide coalition of Stakeholders that will work within Alameda County to review agricultural policies and to highlight urban agricultural land-use opportunities. This will culminate in a plan to promote conservation of agricultural lands within the County.

Specifically, the Stakeholder Planning Process will identify inconsistencies and redundancies in current policies impacting agricultural land-use conversion in Alameda County and recommend changes thereto. As part of the planning process, we will develop prioritization criteria to identify and map priority parcels of agricultural lands at-risk of conversion to more intensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting land uses in proximity to urban growth boundaries of cities and within unincorporated areas of Alameda County. This planning process will also identify and map priority sites for installation of urban gardens within infill development areas, with specific focus on disadvantaged low-income and unincorporated communities within Alameda County.

The Stakeholder Planning Process will take place through approximately six meetings, starting in September 2021 and continuing through March 2023.

 

Primary Contact: Please email us at [email protected] for any questions or more information.