GOAL 28. Protect agricultural and natural resource values in the area.

Objective 28.A.

Preserve the agricultural lands and natural resource lands in the Oasis area.

Policy 28.A.1. Designate existing agricultural lands for agricultural use in the Land Use Element.

Action 28.A.1.a. In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for projects that may convert agricultural lands to other uses.

Action 28.A.1.b. Pending restoration of funding by the State of California, encourage agricultural land owners to utilize the property-tax incentives for agricultural land provided for in the county Williamson Act program.

Action 28.A.1.c. Inform owners of critical wildlife habitat areas of the potential for open-space easements to protect such areas and of the potential for property-tax adjustments.