The Conservancy works closely with land developers, government officials, and the public concerning land use planning in order to protect the natural, agricultural, and historic resources that are the basis for our two largest industries of agriculture and tourism, while allowing for smart development and growth.  A case in point: in 2014 the Conservancy helped draft a Transferable Development Rights (TDR) ordinance for the City of Madison, which is an innovative tool designed to protect our important landscapes while simultaneously stimulating smart growth.

Learn more about Madison and Morgan County’s land use by clicking on the following links: