Looking to the Land to Mitigate Climate Change

Saving Land Magazine (Land Trust Alliance)

June 26, 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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Measure A Keeps Preserving Farms and Ranches

POST News Group

June 13, 2019

County awards grant to Marin Agricultural Land Trust to preserve ranchland. Marin County Parks understands the value of farming and ranching to the local economy and to Marin’s history. Over the past five years, Parks has awarded 12 grants to help purchase agricultural conservation easements to preserve over 7,000 acres of working farms and ranches through…

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Farmers market debuts in downtown Tomales

Point Reyes Light

May 29, 2019

The market will also feature informational tables from local organizations, with the goal of educating marketgoers on equity, access and sustainability. Marin Agricultural Land Trust will have a table, and in the future, Mr. Frye hopes to see groups like 4-H, Tomales High School or CalFresh with their own.

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New farmers market coming to Tomales

Marin Independent Journal

May 20, 2019

A new farmers markets is set to launch in Tomales on June 1.The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from June to October at Highway 1 and First Street. Local vendors will include Tomales Farmstead Creamery, Hands Full Farm, Bodega Bay Oyster Co., Stemple Creek, Folly Cheese, the Croft at…

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Marin eyes ranch purchase near Novato’s Mount Burdell

Marin Independent Journal

May 14, 2019

Sam Dolcini, who serves on the boards of the Marin County Farm Bureau and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, said, “I understand and completely appreciate this is a big reach, and we in the agricultural community look forward to the opportunity to help shorten that reach with our support.”

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She went from suburban SoCal to humane cattle ranching in West Marin

The Jewish News of Northern California

May 13, 2019

“He would drive over to the ranch some weekends and was on the board of the MALT and would help his dad on the ranch,” Lisa said, referring to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, started by Ellen Straus, matriarch of the Jewish dairy family. “Eventually, he realized that if he didn’t try, he might regret it.”

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Marin moves to extend sales tax for parks

Marin Independent Journal

May 12, 2019

During fiscal 2017-19, Marin County Parks spent $6.49 million of its $13.8 million in Measure A revenues on grants to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to help it acquire four agricultural conservation easements. It also spent $957,313 on vegetation management and fire fuel reduction and $253,748 on road and trail management.

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West Handmade Burgers sells Stemple beef

Sonoma Index Tribune

May 2, 2019

Stemple Creek Ranch was founded as a dairy ranch by Angelo Poncia near Tomales. Now his great-grandson, Loren, and his attorney wife, Lisa, have reinvented and rejuvenated the 1,000-acres into a completely organic and grass-fed cattle ranch. The whole ranch is now protected by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

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