The Future is Now: Central Valley Farmland at the Tipping Point?
Executive Summary
Resumen Ejecutivo
Current Trends
     Population Growth
  Farmland Use and Development
  Quality of Farmland Developed
  Efficiency of Urban Development
  "Ranchettes" & Other Rural Development
  Agricultural Trends
Local Plans & Performance
  Analytical Method
  Sutter County
  Sacramento County
  Yolo County
  San Joaquin County
  Stanislaus County
  Merced County
  Madera County
  Fresno County
  Tulare County
  Kings County
  Kern County
Where is The Valley Heading?
Time for Change
  Ideas for Change
What You Can Do
  Rank Your County
  Local Official Contacts
  Local Organizations
  Support AFT
Methodology & Background Data
About AFT in California

Current Trends in the Central Valley

Interactive Land Use Maps

These maps show where Central Valley farmland is being developed. Clicking on a map will load it as a pdf file that will allow you to navigate around the region, zoom in closely on specific areas, and cut and paste all or part of the maps into other files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to do this. Click the icon to download it for free.

The maps were produced for AFT by the Farmland Mapping & Monitoring Program of the Division of Land Resource Protection in the Department of Conservation, California Resources Agency.

Sacramento Region
Sutter, Sacramento &
Yolo Counties

[705 KB file PDF]

Northern San Joaquin
San Joaquin, Stanislaus,
& Merced Counties

[2.1 MB file PDF

Southern San Joaquin
Madera, Fresno, Tulare,
Kings & Kern Counties

[2.7 MB file PDF]

Click on maps to enlarge and navigate. Click back arrow button to return to this report.

Key to Maps (also found on maps themselves)
  High Quality Irrigated Farmland
  Lower Quality Farmland and Grazing Land
  Urban Development up to 1990
  Urban Development 1990-2000
  Other Land (Fallow, Natural, Waste, Feedlots, Ranchettes)
City Spheres of Influence