Northfield Township Establishes a Land Preservation Committee

Northfield Township residents like the rural feel of their community, and both the 1996 and 2010 township surveys revealed that agricultural and natural areas preservation are important to our community.

To address the desire on the part of many residents to keep our rural character, the Board of Trustees established a committee of seven to look at ways to preserve high value agricultural and natural lands in the township.  They began to meet in February 2017 and thus far have explored several means to do just that. Purchase or transfer of development rights, conservation easements, and informational programs for landowners are on the top of their list to make a difference.

In the days ahead, they hope to work with the Planning Commission for some ordinance changes and collaborate with groups with similar missions, such as the Huron River Watershed Council and the Legacy Land Conservancy to get the word out about the importance of farmland and natural areas to our quality of life. See the links on the left side of this page for meeting information.


LPC Na Sandhill Cranes      LPC Ag Barn


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee?

Why protect land?

Are there other communities in our vicinity that are involved in land preservation?

What makes some tracts of land more desirable for preservation than others?

Is the size and location of the land a factor?

How does land get preserved? Does the township have to buy it?

If there are already land preservation programs that cover parts of Northfield Township, why does the township need to have its own land preservation program?

How are land preservation programs funded?

What if I don't want my land to be preserved?

What would happen if there were no land preservation programs?