Farmland Preservation. Protecting Our Way of Life, Ensuring our Future, Saving Our Heritage. Farmland Preservation: Our Agricultural Roots. Indiana has always been a farming state Second in the nation in the amount of prime farmland
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Protecting Our Way of Life, Ensuring our Future,
Saving Our Heritage
HARRISON COUNTY, INDIANA
ORDINANCE NO. 2006 - _____
AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE HARRISON COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the conservation of farmland and other non-developed land is an important aspect in retaining the scenic beauty and rural nature of the local environment that has made Harrison County a great place to live, and;
WHEREAS, the institution of a land conservation program is an important tool in protecting such land from sprawling development so that it will remain available to support the local agricultural economy, and;
WHEREAS, it is desired to create such a program to 1) foster and support the conservation of land through easements, donations and any other means that become available, and 2) make federal, state or local conservation grants accessible to interested property owners in the county and;
WHEREAS, the establishment of a land conservation program is in the best interest of the citizens of Harrison County now and for future generations;
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE HARRISON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THAT THE HARRISON COUNTY CONSERVATION PROGRAM IS HEREBY CREATED AS FOLLOWS:
HARRISON COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM
A Farm in Bartholomew County will be protected forever due to the owners recently purchasing a conservation easement and donating it to the Sycamore Land Trust.