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Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Efforts in Virginia. Kevin Schmidt Coordinator, Office of Farmland Preservation Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services August 10, 2007. The Commonwealth is Addressing Farmland Preservation.

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purchase of development rights pdr efforts in virginia
Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Efforts in Virginia

Kevin Schmidt

Coordinator, Office of Farmland Preservation

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

August 10, 2007

the commonwealth is addressing farmland preservation
The Commonwealth is Addressing Farmland Preservation
  • Established Virginia Agriculture Vitality Program (2000)/Office of Farmland Preservation (2001)
  • Office of Farmland Preservation is responsible for the following:
    • Developing model policies, certification criteria, and methods and sources of funding for local PDR programs
    • Creating public education programs about farmland preservation
    • Providing technical assistance on farmland preservation
    • Administering Virginia Farm Link program
purchase of development rights pdr programs
Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Programs
  • PDR programs compensate landowners for permanently protecting property from development
  • Conservation easement is recorded with the deed and runs with the land
  • Landowner retains all other ownership rights
  • Allow for continued agricultural use of the property
  • These are voluntary programs!
developing a model pdr program for virginia
Developing a Model PDR Programfor Virginia
  • VDACS Farmland Preservation Task Force established
    • Diverse group of members
    • Task Force agreed to several fundamental positions at outset
  • “Part 1: Suggested Components of Local PDR Programs”
    • Completed June 2004
  • “Part 2: A Proposed State-Level Program to Complement Local PDR Programs”
    • Completed November 2005
2006 legislative session actions
2006 Legislative Session Actions
  • General Assembly appropriated funding for the Office of Farmland Preservation (VDACS)
    • $305,000 for FY 06-08
    • Coordinator was hired as of January 2007
  • General Assembly established a joint subcommittee to study long-term funding for PDR programs
    • 3 meetings held in 2006
2007 legislative session actions
2007 Legislative Session Actions
  • Governor Kaine proposed an additional $20 million in 2007 budget amendment for land conservation
    • $5 million to Office of Farmland Preservation for matching grants to local PDR programs
  • General Assembly approved $4.25 million for state PDR matching funds
  • General Assembly extended joint subcommittee to study long-term funding for PDRs and other land conservation programs
    • Also includes specific focus on Northern Virginia
allocation of state pdr matching funds
Allocation of State PDR Matching Funds
  • Certification requirements:
    • Certification of local matching funds
    • Certification of local program elements
  • Application deadlines:
    • Local matching funds- July 2, 2007
    • PDR program elements- August 31, 2007
allocation of state pdr matching funds cont
Allocation of State PDR Matching Funds (cont.)
  • Fund distribution:
    • Available funds divided equally by certified programs
    • Available on a 50 percent match
    • Remaining funds redistributed
  • Other program mechanics:
    • Two years to use funds
    • Allocation “drawn down” upon closing of easement
    • 50 percent reimbursement of easement price paid
    • Other state funds cannot be used as local match
for additional information
For Additional Information

(804) 786-1346

[email protected]

www.vdacs.virginia.gov/preservation

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