San Diego PACE Program Applications Open
The Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) program is an agricultural conservation program that promotes the long-term preservation of the industry by compensating agricultural property owners for placing perpetual easements on their property that limits future land use for agriculture. The San Diego PACE program is accepting a second round of applications from August 22 – September 21.
PACE eligibility requirements are as follows. The property must have:
- Been actively farmed/ranched for a minimum of two years prior to participating in the program
- Realized a density reduction as a result of the General Plan adopted by the Board on August 3, 2011
- Had the ability to subdivide under the previous General Plan