55,721

acres protected

93

agricultural conservation easements

$98,280,595

invested in protecting Marin farms and ranches since 1980

MALT-protected lands include

254 miles of creeks and streams

647 acres of wetlands

13,079 acres of forested habitat

34,155 acres of grassland/rangeland

MALT-protected lands support

44 beef cattle operations

18 dairy operations

11 sheep operations

10 wool producers

4 artisan cheesemakers

5 egg producers

8 fruit and vegetable producers

Our Stories

New Small Grants Round for Biodiversity

February 23, 2024

This February, we opened the spring 2024 round of our Small Grants Program, focusing on protecting biodiversity in agricultural working lands.

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Hummingbird in MALTed lands

Here’s How Ranching Helps Marin’s Biodiversity

January 12, 2024

Livestock are now our best proxy for helping keep much of this landscape in balance. Get the full story here.

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a view of rangeland with a hill rising in the background

Innovative Project Building Healthy Rangeland Soil at Hicks Canyon Ranch

December 13, 2023

As ranchers and farmers know, healthy soil is the foundation of viable agriculture and resilient ecosystems. Here in Marin, one ranch, with the support of the CDFA and MALT, is experimenting with using soil amendments traditionally used in orchards and row crops – gypsum and lime – in a rangeland setting.

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