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Stewardship

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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CAFF State Conference Features Online Workshops and In-Person Gatherings

January 7, 2022

Land access and land trusts. Ecological and climate-smart farming. Scaling up healthy soils practices. Farming through wildfire season. These topics — of vital importance to Marin County and other farming regions throughout the state — are just a sampling of the 50 workshops and forums on the agenda for the 2022 California Small Farm Conference,…

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MALT Announces a Leadership Transition

December 30, 2021

December traditionally marks a time of transition. As we pass the Winter Solstice, and as 2021 gives way to a new year, MALT announces our own transition in leadership. Jennifer Carlin, who many of you already know as MALT’s director of advancement, has been promoted to acting CEO following the resignation of CEO Thane Kreiner,…

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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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Gallagher North Bend Ranch Great Water Giveaway

December 13, 2021

What do you do with an extra 2.2 million gallons of fresh water? Find the story from this MALT-protected ranch here.

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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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Welcome to Two New Members of the MALT Stewardship Team

November 18, 2021

For the two newest members of the MALT stewardship team, joining MALT means returning home to Marin County. Both Scott Dunbar, Stewardship Program Manager—Sustainable Agriculture, and Tristan Brenner, Stewardship Associate, have followed their passions on interesting journeys that have led them back to Marin.

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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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Making a Real Difference in Water Resilience, Now

September 13, 2021

As ranchers and farmers work to build more resilient and sustainable water infrastructure, MALT’s drought initiative sets a longer-term path to the future as it delivers emergency relief. Learn about two crucial projects happening right now!

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