Agricultural land is a scarce resource. The ability to produce food and fibre for the local and regional market is important to the health of residents and the sustainability of the local and regional economy. An agricultural land assessment identifies land with agricultural potential worthy of protection. An assessment can review a single parcel or an entire municipality. It can provide a detailed assessment of the soil capability or it can be part of a larger review of agriculture in the local economy. Clark Consulting Services and in particular Bob Clark maintain accreditation for agricultural land evaluation. We have developed a unique graphic approach to the LEAD assessment technique developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. This technique has been used in a number of studies including the Kingston Agricultural Study and individual land evaluations forming the basis for justifying the designation of lands as agricultural or as non-agricultural within the meaning of the Provincial Policy Statement.
Agricultural Land Study for the City of Kingston.