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Stewardship

Coho salmon of Walker Creek in Marin County - MALT

Walker Creek Ranch Makes Strides for Coho Salmon Recovery

June 13, 2024

The fight to save the iconic coho salmon in Marin County’s Walker Creek is gaining ground thanks to collaborative conservation efforts. For the first time in decades, there is real hope for reviving the struggling fish populations.

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Great blue heron in flight in northern california.

$200,000 Awarded to Protect Biodiversity on Marin Ranches & Farms

June 5, 2024

We are excited to announce the recipients of our second round of small grant funding. After careful review, we are awarding $200,000 in grant funding to five local agricultural producers (listed below) for innovative projects to help protect biodiversity on Marin County’s working lands.  Protecting biodiversity is one of MALT’s strategic pillars. Since 1980, we…

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MALT staff meeting with local landowners and exploring a local ranch in Marin County

Why We Monitor Every MALT Conservation Easement Every Year

May 29, 2024

Each year we monitor all of MALT’s easements to confirm that the terms of the easements are being met. Here’s why.

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New Small Grants Round for Biodiversity

February 23, 2024

This February, we opened the spring 2024 round of our Small Grants Program, focusing on protecting biodiversity in agricultural working lands.

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a view of rangeland with a hill rising in the background

Innovative Project Building Healthy Rangeland Soil at Hicks Canyon Ranch

December 13, 2023

As ranchers and farmers know, healthy soil is the foundation of viable agriculture and resilient ecosystems. Here in Marin, one ranch, with the support of the CDFA and MALT, is experimenting with using soil amendments traditionally used in orchards and row crops – gypsum and lime – in a rangeland setting.

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7 Books on the Indigenous History and Culture of Marin County

November 1, 2023

Enjoy this reading list from our staff of the best books on Marin County’s Indigenous history and culture.

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Metha Klock, MALT's new Director of Stewardship

Meet Metha Klock, MALT’s New Director of Stewardship

July 17, 2023

As our new director of stewardship, Metha joined in May of this year to help guide our land stewardship efforts. 

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Wildflowers bloom amid a MALT-protected ranch - 30x30 initiative - MALT

What’s Beyond the 30×30 Initiatives?

May 2, 2023

To have success achieving the goals of the 30×30 initiatives, we need to begin thinking about what lies ahead.

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Young kid preparing soil for planting along Stemple Creek - MALT

789 Local Kids Revive Quarter Mile of Stemple Creek 

February 15, 2023

Kids from local North Bay schools are helping revive this critical watershed. Get the latest here.

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Extreme drought - MALT

Now’s The Time to Prepare for Extreme Drought

January 23, 2023

Now is not the time to lean on short-term solutions, nor rest on our laurels with drought preparation.

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