From the Blog

Climate

Jim Jensen on the Benefits of Grazing

October 5, 2020

Follow Jim Jensen, MALT stewardship manager, as he digs into the benefits of grazing for reducing fire fuel, increasing soil health and bolstering pasture diversity.

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Stewardship Spotlight: Straus Home Ranch

September 30, 2020

A recent stewardship project on MALT-protected Straus Home Ranch completed its first phase in a multi-phase carbon farm plan that will improve soil health, pasture productivity and carbon sequestration.

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Stewardship Spotlight: Blue Jay Ranch

September 18, 2020

This water development project will enable enhanced rotational grazing practices, helping to ensure healthy plant growth throughout the year.

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preparing for fire in West Marin

Fire Preparedness in West Marin

August 21, 2020

The threat of wildland fires is a reality of living in California. As we adjust to this new normal, MALT has compiled resources for community members and ranchers who, in the event of fire, have the added considerations of protecting their land, livestock and livelihoods.

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Stewardship Spotlight: Corda Ranch

August 18, 2020

A recent stewardship project on MALT-protected Corda Ranch highlights the impact of strong community collaborations among local and regional partners, and ranch agriculturalists.

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Planting Windbreaks at Toluma Farms!

May 7, 2020

In late February, a windbreak was planted along a windswept ridgeline above MALT-protected Toluma Farms, part of the ranch’s Carbon Farm Plan.

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Protected land climate change

Can California’s protected farmland fight climate change?

October 16, 2019

One powerful tool to address climate change that does not receive a lot of public attention is employing land use planning policies that preserve working farms and ranches.

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Why you should care about protecting farmland in Marin

September 6, 2019

Protecting farmland means so much more than the number of acres and farms protected. Read about the impacts on community, the environment and the economy.

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MALT Protects Ielmorini Back Ranch for Agriculture, Preserving Critical and Diverse Contiguous Habitat

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.

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Three Reflections on Climate and Agriculture

May 6, 2019

MALT staff share three takeaways from a recent climate and agriculture conference.

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