Cover of Decade with LESA

A Decade with LESA: The Evolution of Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
Edited by Fredrick R. Steiner, James R. Pease, and Robert E. Coughlin
300 pages, softbound

The Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system was created to help elected officials, private citizens, farmers, soil conservationists, and planners rate the potential of a tract of land for agriculture. This book is a collection of research articles and essays that offer thoughtful perspectives on LESA and its implementation. A Decade with LESA is essential for conservationists and planners who are responsible for implementing growth management and farmland protection policies.

Chapter topics include these subjects: an overview of farmland protection, the history of LESA,  a survey of nationwide and local LESA systems, and general assessment of LESA systems.


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