Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program


Preserving Ingham County’s rural farming community and natural ecosystems is an important priority for the residents of the county– that is why they passed a millage in 2008 to fund the preservation of farmland and natural land. This millage helps interested landowners permanently protect their land for future generations by allowing the County to purchase their development rights and in this way compensating them for the development value of their land. Applicants are ranked by our scoring systems which are based on preservation goals of the two programs. Our programs are completely voluntary. Applications for the 2016 Farmland and Open Space Programs are currently being accepted. The deadline for returning completed applications for this cycle is June 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. for both programs.


Stacy Byers
Farmland and Open Space Preservation Board
121 E. Maple, Mason, M
I  48854
(517) 244-7197

Applications for the 2016 Farmland and Open Space Programs are currently being accepted. The deadline for returning completed applications for this cycle is June 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. for both programs.