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 9,610 acres have been protected with projects in progress totaling another 1,623 acres. See the most recent Land Conservation Map Summary.
As of November 2014, these acres are broken down as follows:
- 38 natural area projects, totaling 2,692 acres
- 8 in-progress natural area projects, totaling 458 acres
- 59 farmland projects, totaling 6,918 acres
- 11 in-progress farmland projects, totaling 1,165 acres