The SADC in December 2008 appointed a Deed of Easement Subcommittee to examine various provisions of the farmland preservation Deed of Easement to determine where clarification may be needed to ensure consistent interpretation and related decision-making by the SADC and its preservation partners. 

This process is intended to clarify the SADC's interpretation of the Deed of Easement as it relates to the increasingly wide range of issues and landowner requests concerning permissible uses of preserved farmland. It is not intended to and will not impose any new requirements on landowners.

Guidance Document
Report #1: General Guidance (as approved by the SADC on May 26, 2011)