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Land Protection

Hummingbird in MALTed lands

Here’s How Ranching Helps Marin’s Biodiversity

January 12, 2024

Livestock are now our best proxy for helping keep much of this landscape in balance. Get the full story here.

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Historic $100 Million Milestone Reached for Agricultural Land Conservation in Marin County

December 5, 2023

MALT and its many partners will soon surpass $100 million invested in agricultural land conservation within Marin County.

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Aerial view of the Bivista Ridge Ranch - MALT

Bivista Ridge Ranch Protected Along East Shore of Tomales Bay

December 5, 2023

The 592-acre Bivista Ridge Ranch along the eastern shore of Tomales Bay will soon be protected in perpetuity.

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Aerial view of the MALT-protected Spring Valley Ranch.

Spring Valley Ranch: 1,179 Acres in Marin Protected for Agriculture and Biodiversity

December 5, 2023

Today we secured key funding for the protection of the 1,179-acre Spring Valley Ranch in West Marin.

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The Evolution of Preserving Agriculture in Marin County

November 16, 2023

To truly preserve agriculture into the future, we need to invest in the broader protection of our food systems, agriculture economy, and the environment.

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Can California’s protected farmland fight climate change?

August 14, 2023

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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The view from the Duncan Ranch, with a heifer cow and two calves. - MALT

Duncan Ranch – 539 Acres Protected from Development Near Petaluma 

March 23, 2023

The 539-acre Duncan Ranch, just west of Petaluma, is now forever protected, preserving this landscape’s ecological richness and ensuring it remains in agricultural production in perpetuity. 

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Sam Cohen, displaying an invasive weed.

Meet Sam Cohen, Marin’s Most Tenacious Weed Eater

December 2, 2022

Since acquiring the 623-acre Hicks Canyon Ranch in 2019, owner Sam Cohen has invested hundreds of hours working to control invasive species like milk thistle.

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Marin County dairy cow grazing - MALT

A Year of Conservation Success & Renewed Momentum

November 14, 2022

We’ve had an amazing year of success, here are some of the highlights.

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Duncan Ranch - MALT

Key Funding Secured to Protect Tomales’ Duncan Ranch

September 27, 2022

Earlier today, our team secured half of the funding needed to protect the 540-acre Duncan Ranch just east of Tomales.

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