ERIC Number: ED121519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report with Recommendations to Governor Raymond P. Shafer from the Governor's Committee for the Preservation of Agricultural Land, December 1969.
Wachsmuth, Curtis B.; And Others
Designed to serve as a guide to systematic and orderly preservation of Pennsylvania's agricultural lands, this report by the Governor's Committee presents recommendations based upon comprehensive research; facts gathered by seven subcommittees; and evaluation of facts and opinions presented in 258 statements at 12 statewide hearings attended by 1042 people from various segments of society. An introductory statement summarizing the current state of Pennsylvania's agricultural lands is followed by: (1) Summary of Recommendations; (2) Rationale for Preserving Agricultural Land (food and fiber for consumers; job opportunities; outdoor recreation; water supply; waste disposal; disaster hedge; orderly development and growth; and efficient agricultural production); (3) Recommendations in Detail; and (4) Appendix (Glossary of Terms; The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Conservation Plan; and The Committee and Its Activities). As summarized in this report, the Committees' recommendations are: (1) Encourage Individuals to Voluntarily Use Their Land Resources Wisely; (2) Expand Formal Planning and Plan Implementation; (3) Revise Public Land Use and Acquisition Policies; (4) Authorize A Commission to Review Agricultural Land Conversion; (5) Strengthen Pennsylvania's Agricultural Economy; (6) Develop A Strong Agricultural Education and Public Relations Program. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Committee for the Preservation of Agricultural Land, Harrisburg, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania