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Agriculture

Why the Latest MALT Agricultural Conservation Easement is Extra Special

June 2, 2021

MALT recently closed an agricultural conservation easement with Hog Island Oyster Company and its 250-acre Leali Ranch. MALT’s CEO talked with Hog Island Oyster Company co-founders about their business, their approaches to food production and what the MALT easement means to them.

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MALT 101 Series Recordings

June 1, 2021

Join staff experts and agriculturists for our recorded illustrated series on how MALT works. This series covers topics such as conservation easements, farmland stewardship, MALT’s funding and the intricacies of carbon farming. Learn with us!

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Moving Towards Regenerative, Inclusive Agriculture

May 25, 2021

With more than 54,000 acres of vulnerable farmland permanently protected for agricultural use, MALT is in a unique position to help model regenerative, inclusive agriculture in partnership with our community, broadly defined. Collective action with partners and our community is the only way to reach this imagined future state.

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Black Mountain Ranch: Home to a Thriving Community of Farmers and Ranchers

May 12, 2021

With abundant rangeland and water, as well as floodplains along Lagunitas Creek, Black Mountain Ranch is home to an incredible collection of agriculturalists, all of whom are dedicated stewards of the land.

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Kitchen Table Advisors: Becoming Comfortable Asking Uncomfortable Questions

April 23, 2021

Our team spoke with Paige Phinney, director of the Marin-Sonoma-Napa region at Kitchen Table Advisors, to learn more about her work and experience helping lead the organization through a period of transformative growth and discovery.

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MALT Takes Action for Earth Day 2021

April 19, 2021

In response to the intensifying drought conditions, MALT has launched an emergency initiative to help Marin County ranchers and farmers invest in drought-resilient practices.

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VIDEO: Get to Know MALT’s New CEO, Thane Kreiner, Ph.D.

April 16, 2021

MALT’s new CEO, Thane Kreiner, Ph.D. is looking forward to working with MALT staff and community to accelerate MALT’s work. Get to know Thane!

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MALT Welcomes Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., as New CEO

March 30, 2021

Today, MALT welcomes Thane Kreiner, PhD, as its new CEO. In recognition of this exciting milestone, Thane sat down with six current and former MALT board members to discuss MALT’s pioneering accomplishments so far and its plans for the future.

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FAQ on MALT Practices

March 26, 2021

MALT is in the midst of our re-accreditation process by the Land Trust Alliance, which happens about every five years. As we gather documentation and information for this complex process, we’d like to take this opportunity to address some commonly asked questions about what we do and how we operate.

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Ranch Manager Spotlight: José (Lolo) Dolores Cortez of Barinaga Ranch

March 17, 2021

Meet José (Lolo) Dolores Cortez, Ranch Manager at MALT-protected Barinaga Ranch. For Lolo, managing the ranch is more than just work; it is what he loves to do and where he loves to be. Read on!

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