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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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Take a Walk on the Wild(flower) Side

March 25, 2022

Did you know that each time MALT protects a farm or ranch forever, we protect so much more — including an amazing array of Marin wildflowers.

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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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Rains Have Arrived, And DRAWS Projects Continue

January 27, 2022

Drought in California reached historic levels in 2021. In response, MALT joined several other local organizations to help Marin County farmers and ranchers address their critical water shortages. Our contribution to these efforts, the Drought Resilience and Water Security (DRAWS) initiative, not only provided much-needed emergency relief, but also is laying the groundwork for greater…

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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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What to Know About MALT and Marin’s Measure A

November 29, 2021

Measure A, which levies a quarter-cent sales tax to support parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin County, was passed in 2012 with 74% support of county residents.

The vote to renew Measure A doesn’t happen until June 2022, but already there’s plenty of conversation—and, unfortunately, some misconceptions—about the measure, especially as it relates to the portion of the law that goes toward agricultural protection.

Here are some common questions and concerns we hear about Measure A and MALT.

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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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