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HOLDING OUR GROUND ~Protecting America’s Farms and Farmland


Farmland Preservation Report

Holding Our Ground

HOLDING OUR GROUND  is the nation’s most comprehensive guidebook on farmland preservation. Published by Island Press Inc. in 1997, it remains the nation’s leading and most in-demand source-book for students and professionals alike in the fields of land use planning, agricultural economics and  conservation.

This outstanding 335-page reference tells why farmland preservation is practiced today and provides everything you need to know to begin protecting farmland in your state or locality.

You will learn about:

  • Purchase of development rights (PDR)
  • Transfer of development rights (TDR)
  • Agricultural zoning
  • Urban growth boundaries
  • Making the case for farmland protection
  • Working with land trusts
  • Managing community growth
  • Creating a farmland protection package
  • Land protection & the big picture
  • States and localities that are leading the way

Holding Our Ground can be ordered from Island Press at for $34.95 and is also available, new and used, at other online book sites.

Holding Our Ground is available for previewing at Google books.