Looking to the Land to Mitigate Climate Change

Saving Land Magazine (Land Trust Alliance)

November 15, 2019

The accredited Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in California helped launch the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) to see whether improved agricultural management practices, such as managed grazing and spreading compost on rangeland, could help soil take up more atmospheric CO2.

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Marin enters escrow on Coast Guard property

Point Reyes Light

September 19, 2019

Jamison Watts, the executive director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, said that securing the Coast Guard property for housing supports MALT’s mission of protecting agriculture. “Central to this thriving agricultural community is affordable housing for ag workers, farmers and ranchers, and there’s a shortage, as we all know, in West Marin,” he said. “This…

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Toolin’ Around Town: Loren Poncia, generations of local farming

Argus Courier

September 12, 2019

After partnering with his parents, Al Poncia became instrumental in founding Marin Agricultural Land Trust, established by ranchers and environmentalists to protect the future of farming in Marin County. A West Marin pioneer in conservation and environmental stewardship, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50-plus years in agriculture by the Marin County Farm…

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Letters to the Editor: Committed to legacies

San Francisco Chronicle

September 10, 2019

Similarly, what would West Marin look like were it not for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust that has worked so hard to maintain the character of the area? It is so gratifying to see younger members of these long-time family ranching families remain committed to their families’ legacies.

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Be Well

Pacific Sun

September 4, 2019

“West Marin exemplifies in many ways the future of regenerative farming: it is the epicenter of where the Marin Carbon Project began, and where organizations like Marin Agricultural Land Trust continue to foster land  stewardship and  conservation,” says  Riesenfeld. 

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A Family Circle Keeps the Cheese Wheels Turning

Edible Marin

August 21, 2019

They also worked with the county, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and the Agricultural Institute of Marin (Hicks is now on the boards of both organizations), creating a conservation easement and preserving their land as agricultural, forever.

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Chileno Valley brigade will ferry newts this winter

Point Reyes Light

July 31, 2019

Last week, at a meeting at her ranch house, Ms. Gale formed the Chileno Valley newt brigade: a band of volunteer scientists, environmentalists and locals dedicated to making sure California newts can cross Chileno Valley Road safely, from the hills where they live, to Laguna Lake, where they breed. Present were representatives from Point Blue, the…

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Portfolio: Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Mission Minded

July 24, 2019

Marin Agricultural Land Trust was the first organization in the country to protect farmland from subdivision and development. For over 35 years, MALT has safeguarded the future of Marin’s local family farms, landscapes, healthy environment, and bounty of local food. Many people from different walks of life care about MALT’s work for different reasons. From…

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The Farmers Overalls

KWMR Radio

July 15, 2019

A round table conversation regarding what’s facing our farming community in W. Marin and our near neighbors, talking about the farms’ strengths and weaknesses with Jamison Watts of Marin Agricultural Land Trust and others.

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