Prairie Farmland Protection

District Position Statement

The District will continue to recognize and respect the rights and responsibilities of landowners in making private land use decisions. However, the district believes local units of government should utilize land use ordinances to bring about orderly urbanization with minimal loss of prime farmland.


1. Cooperate with local units of government to promote prime farmland protection.

2. Prepare Natural Resource Reports for all urbanizing areas.

3. Revise the Land Assessment and Site Evaluation (LESA) system for use in county zoning cases.

4. Assist in the development of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Champaign County


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