Environmental Law & Policy Alert – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

April 16, 2024

Fifth District Appellate Court Revisits King & Gardiner Farms, Now Finding Agricultural Conservation Easements May Be Required Under CEQA As Partial Mitigation For Project’s Conversion Of Agricultural Land

In a partially published opinion—V Lions Farming, LLC v. County of Kern (2024) 100 Cal.App.5th 412—the Fifth District Court of Appeal held that even though agricultural conservation easements (ag easements) may only partially mitigate a project’s conversion of agricultural land, those easements are not obsolete under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)… Read More

Written by Casey A. Shorrock