September 27, 2022
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a leading farmland trust in California’s Marin County, announced today that it has secured public funding from Marin County to cover half the cost of an agricultural conservation easement to permanently protect the scenic 540-acre Duncan Ranch and its long history of beef and dairy cattle grazing.
November 29, 2021
Measure A, which levies a quarter-cent sales tax to support parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin County, was passed in 2012 with 74% support of county residents.
The vote to renew Measure A doesn’t happen until June 2022, but already there’s plenty of conversation—and, unfortunately, some misconceptions—about the measure, especially as it relates to the portion of the law that goes toward agricultural protection.
Here are some common questions and concerns we hear about Measure A and MALT.
January 22, 2020
MALT explains how public funding works, how you can participate in the process and how we’re leveraging your tax dollars to provide local and regional benefits.
June 26, 2019
MALT is proud to protect Ielmorini Back Ranch north of Nicasio forming a contiguous 14,383-acre stretch of protected ag land and habitat.
September 21, 2018
“With its rich agricultural history and diverse natural resources, MALT is extraordinarily proud to protect Millerton Creek Ranch,” MALT Executive Director Jamison Watts said. “This 864-acre ranch joins a 10,433-acre block of MALT-protected farmland on the east shore of Tomales Bay, safeguarding critical habitat and ensuring this land will be used for agriculture forever.”
September 5, 2018
Since implemented in 2014, Measure A has allowed Marin County to award $10.9 million in grants for farmland preservation.
October 3, 2017
Marin Community Foundation grant helps secure a legacy of ranching.
June 28, 2016
Elderly owners sought help from MALT to keep ranch in agriculture.