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 10,781 acres have been protected with projects in progress totaling another 779 acres. See the most recent Land Conservation Map Summary.
As of January 2016, these acres are broken down as follows:
- 48 natural area projects, totaling 3,009 acres
- 15 in-progress natural area projects, totaling 522 acres
- 68 farmland projects, totaling 7,772 acres
- 1 in-progress farmland projects, totaling 257 acres