Agricultural and Open Lands Preservation

Current Status

We are available to meet via appointment only. To schedule an appointment please contact us at [email protected] or 610-344-5656. 


The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board’s regularly scheduled October, November, and December 2020 meetings will not be held in the Government Services Building. Instead, the October 27th, November 17th, and December 15th, 2020 ALPB meetings will take place via teleconference. Please call 1-(312)-626-6799 to take part in public participation. The meeting access code is 916-951-7633. The password is 862961. The meetings will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. 

Since 1989, the Commissioners of Chester County have created and funded one of the most comprehensive and sustained efforts in the Country to promote a high quality of life. The programs are designed to preserve the most productive non-irrigated agricultural soils in the world, provide adequate local and County park and recreation opportunities, preserve significant natural areas, and encourage revitalization of developed areas.
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Return on Environment

The Chester County Commissioners announced results of a study, Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, during an Open Space Summit on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve in Newlin Township. The study—and its accompanying video—highlight the valuable economic, environmental, and public health benefits that open space preservation has provided to Chester County for the past three decades. Click on the photo to learn more about the study and view the video: