A preliminary staff review is conducted to screen properties for acceptability and allows the landowner to know in a relatively short period of time if the property will be considered further.  The review includes performing In-house title examination.  If the title is clear, the property will be mapped, and a site inspection will be scheduled. 

In 2018 the Board of County Commissioners approved new criteria which is now known as the Acquisition Review Criteria.  Learn more by reading Resolution 18-08-29.  Also located under the 'About Conservation 20/20' section entitled Ordinances and Resolutions.

Conservation 20/20 Acquisition Review Criteria

Once the site inspection is performed, the property will be scored with the 100-point review criteria and subsequently presented to the Criteria and Ranking Subcommittee (CRSC), and then the full committee known as the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee (CLASAC).  These committees are made up of citizen volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  The Criteria and Ranking (CRSC) and the Conservation 20/20 Land Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee (CLASAC) meet the second Thursday of the month.  See Public Meetings section for additional details.

Properties recommended by CLASAC for purchase consideration will be routed for Board of County Commissioner approval.  If the Board of County Commission approves the purchase negotiation, staff is then able to order appraisals and begin potential acquisition due diligence.