a view of rangeland with a hill rising in the background

December 13, 2023

Innovative Project Building Healthy Rangeland Soil at Hicks Canyon Ranch

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.


March 28, 2019

Looking to the Land to Mitigate Climate Change

The accredited Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in California helped launch the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) to see whether improved agricultural management practices, such as managed grazing and spreading compost on rangeland, could help soil take up more atmospheric CO2.


March 12, 2019

My Love of Soil: From the Desk of MALT’s Soil Scientist

Here at MALT we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty when it comes to protecting farmland forever. That’s why we have a soil scientist on staff.

Read this piece from Jonathan Wachter to why improving soil quality is such an important part of the conservation work that we do.