Marginal Dairy Farm Acquisitions

Project Lead: RD 2092/River Partners

Short Project Description:
The MSJR region contains multiple dairy farms adjacent to San Joaquin River floodways that are increasingly economically marginal and whose owners or heirs may be amenable to buyouts. These lands represent important opportunities to site multi-benefit projects, and bring important additional water quality benefits to the San Joaquin River by eliminating polluted runoff from the dairy operations. This project will develop a strategy for identification, prioritization and funding of buyout opportunities.