Farmland Preservation

The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board’s regularly scheduled May, June, and July, 2020 meetings will not be held in the Government Services Building. Instead, the May 26th, June 23, and July 28, 2020 ALPB meetings will take place via teleconference. Please call 1-408-418-9388 to take part in public participation. The meeting access code is 793 360 693. The password is 242020. The meetings will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.  

What's new with the Agricultural Land Preservation Board (ALPB)

  • The Chester County ALPB partners with landowners, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Agricultural Conservation Easement Program to permanently preserve farmland in Chester County.
  • Applications to sell agricultural conservation easements must be submitted to the County’s Department of Open Space Preservation (DOSP) by August 1, 2019. Applications are available on this web site under the left navigation bar titled “Program Requirements and Applications”. Personal assistance is available by calling Geoff Shellington, the DOSP's Agricultural Programs Coordinator. High quality projects that stretch limited County funds the most will receive priority consideration.
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