One of the initial goals of the county when Land Conservation efforts began in 2003 was to protect between 5,000 and 10,000 acres. To date, a total of 8,413 acres have been protected with projects in progress totaling another 1,948 acres. See the most recent Land Conservation Map Summary.
As of October 2013, these acres are broken down as follows:
- 39 natural area projects, totaling 2,857 acres
- 12 in-progress natural area projects, totaling 491 acres
- 47 farmland projects, totaling 5,556 acres
- 19 in-progress farmland projects, totaling 1,358 acres