Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program
The County of San Diego has an agricultural conservation program known as the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program. The PACE Program promotes the long term preservation of agriculture in the County of San Diego.
Under the PACE Program, willing agricultural property owners are compensated for placing a perpetual easement on their property that limits future uses to agriculture. As a result, the agricultural land is preserved and the property owner receives compensation making the land’s continued use for agriculture more viable.
Program Contact: Stephanie Neal | AgConservation@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 505-6677
2020 PACE Application Cycle is now closed!
Key dates for the 2020 PACE application cycle are:
Monday, February 3, 2020 PACE application period opens
Monday, March 2, 2020 First review of PACE applications
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Final submission date for PACE application
If you have questions regarding the 2020 PACE Application Cycle, please email your questions to Stephanie Neal at AgConservation@sdcounty.ca.gov
The County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) Measure T-1.2 identifies the
expansion of the PACE Program in order to achieve GHG reduction goal
of 443 acres preserved in 2020. County staff is currently updating the
PACE Guidelines in order to align with CAP Measure T-1.2.