Responding to the loss of County farmland, Whatcom County Executive initiated the development of a Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program in September of 2001. Resolution 2001-049
In conjunction with other tools for protecting farmland, the Whatcom County Purchase of Development Rights Program will contribute to sustaining the farming enterprise in Whatcom County.
The PDR program is a voluntary program that compensates property owners for the value of their unexercised residential development potential and enacts agricultural, forestry, and/or ecosystem conservation easements. Through protecting our agricultural and forestry resource lands in addition to our important ecosystem areas we are protecting local economies and local ecosystems for current and future generations.
|Sean D'Agnolo chair||Paul Schissler|
|Burr Neely, vice-chair||Heather MacKay-Brown|
|Jen Glyzinski||Brian Rusk|