Dakota County has developed a Land Conservation Plan to help protect natural resources throughout the County for current and future generations. The plan:
- Identifies and prioritizes lands throughout the County for voluntary protection and enhanced natural resource management
- Provides for improved coordination and collaboration with other agencies and organizations on land protection and long-term natural resource management
- Evaluates potential tools and incentives to increase voluntary protection and stewardship of private lands
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners adopted the plan on Nov. 17, 2020 after an extended public review period and revisions to address stakeholder comments.
Land Conservation Plan
The new plan builds off the success of the 2002 Farmland and Natural Area Protection Plan, which addressed the public's interest in long-term protection of natural areas, lakes and farmland.
Implementation of plan initiatives is underway in 2021.