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Climate

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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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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Straus Family Creamery’s Innovation in Sustainability

February 3, 2021

“We’re trying to create a sustainable farming model that is good for the planet while producing high-quality, healthy, organic food for our communities,” said Albert Straus.

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Can California’s protected farmland fight climate change?

November 30, 2020

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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Stewardship Spotlight: Straus Home Ranch

October 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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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: 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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Stewardship Spotlight: 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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