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Aerial view of the MALT-protected Leali Ranch - Stewardship Assistance Program - MALT

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

May 12, 2022

Learn more about our Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP) and our work with farmers and ranchers to improve soil and water quality.

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Molly Myerson, Little Wing Farm, gives group of participants an overview of her operation at Black Mountain Ranch - MALT

Bay Area Farmers Come Together Amid Historic Drought

April 27, 2022

Farmers from around the Bay Area congregated this week for a workshop on low water farming practices and to compare notes as to what’s working amid the region’s historic drought.

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Aerial of West Marin landscape - MALT

How We’re Preparing After Another Dry, Record-Breaking Winter – Q&A with MALT’s Stewardship Manager

March 18, 2022

Hear what MALT is doing to better prepare our working lands for drought in the months ahead.

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Partner Profile: Marin Resource Conservation District (RCD)

February 4, 2022

Given Marin’s proximity to the densely populated Bay Area, its plentiful open spaces—including parks, watersheds, and agricultural land—are no accident. They are the result of concerted efforts by myriad organizations, one of which is MALT’s close partner, the Marin Resource Conservation District (RCD).

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Steven Pozzi Wins California’s Top Prize at the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

January 20, 2022

Locally and across the globe, how can the California Farm Bureau (CFB) help farmers and ranchers increase their efficiencies, use valuable resources and transition to green energy practices on the farm and on the ranch?

That question — and the discourse that followed — earned Marin County’s Steven Pozzi top honors…

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Together, We Turned 2021 Into a Successful Year for MALT

December 22, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we’d like to pause and celebrate all that we were able to accomplish together during this tumultuous year. More than ever, we’re laser focused on MALT’s mission, now in its fifth decade: protecting Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use, forever.

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Stemple Creek Ranch Honored as Leopold Conservation Award Finalist

December 15, 2021

Loren and Lisa Poncia’s Stemple Creek Ranch, near Tomales, was among just three finalists considered this year for the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award, an honor that recognizes conservation leaders among the state’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners. In California, the prestigious award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, American Farmland Trust, Sustainable Conservation…

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preparing for fire in West Marin

What Role Can Agricultural Lands Play in Wildfire Protection?

November 17, 2021

Our shifting climate is accelerating the risks of catastrophic wildfires as well as droughts and storms that can trigger flooding. In proposing strategies for wildfire prevention and protection, one important tool is often overlooked: the role of agricultural lands, properly stewarded.

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Ethnobotany—The Intersection of Plants, People, and Culture: ‘Our Common Ground’ Conversation Recap

November 10, 2021

What can modern farmers, ranchers, and the rest of us learn from indigenous wisdom about plants? How can we access the diversity of knowledge about the plant world to broaden our view of land stewardship as we navigate toward a more just and sustainable world?

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Profiles on Building Drought Resilience

August 13, 2021

As Marin farmers and ranchers implement a broad range of DRAWS projects to help build drought resilience, I want to share two projects that demonstrate how crucial this work is to our local community.

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