MALT helps Marin’s farmers and ranchers in two ways:


MALT buys agricultural conservation easements from landowners in order to protect their land as farmland, compensating landowners fairly for this protection. As part of this legal agreement, MALT performs annual monitoring visits on each property, consults with landowners about permitted uses under the easement and offers technical assistance for natural resource concerns.


Through our Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP), MALT provides conservation planning expertise and funding to MALT farmers and ranchers, helping them care for their land. Cost-share grants are available for conservation practices that aim to protect soil and water quality while supporting farms and ranches in being more resilient to changes in environmental and economic conditions.