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Agriculture

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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Ranch Manager Spotlight: Catlyn Gilman of Toluma Farms

March 8, 2021

Meet Catlyn Gilman, Ranch Manager at MALT-protected Toluma Farms. Catlyn’s deep and sustaining passion for agriculture grew from a love for farm animals. Learn more about her journey.

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What is MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP)?

February 9, 2021

Through MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program, MALT works with farmers and ranchers to improve soil and water quality, increase agricultural productivity, protect habitat and natural resources and make Marin’s working farms and ranches more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

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Introducing the Bay Area Ranchers Co-Op (BAR-C)

February 4, 2021

Marin and Sonoma meat producers take the supply chain into their own hands, creating the Bay Area Ranchers Co-Op (BAR-C).

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