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Land Protection

Hen investigating the camera at Hicks Mountain Hens - MALT

Egg-cellence at Hicks Mountain Hens: Your Next Stop for Fresh Eggs

May 16, 2024

Hicks Mountain Hens, just of Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, offers some of the freshest eggs in Marin County – plan you next visit.

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Aerial view of Hicks Mountain, Marin County - MALT

Hicks Mountain Belvedere Ranch: Saving One of Marin County’s Tallest Peaks 

April 16, 2024

Hicks Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in Marin County, will soon be protected with an agricultural conservation easement from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT).

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Wildflowers around the stock pond at the Corda Family Ranch.

Preservation in Perpetuity: Safeguarding the Corda Family Ranch

April 16, 2024

We are close to protecting the 903-acre Corda Family Ranch. Learn more

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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

March 22, 2024

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

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Baby lambs from the Jensen Ranch - MALT

The Next Generation of Local Farmers Needs Your Support

March 13, 2024

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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Aerial view of the Bivista Ridge Ranch - MALT

Bivista Ridge Ranch Protected Along East Shore of Tomales Bay

March 5, 2024

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

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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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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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