KCBX FM Central Coast Public Radio
November 15, 2021
Join correspondent Laurie McAndish King as she chats with Vivien Straus, a Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) board member, at Straus Home Ranch in the rolling hills of Marshall, California. The organization works with local ranchers—many of whom are struggling now because of the drought—to help them stay on their land, address climate change, and…
Marin Independent Journal
October 7, 2021
Thanks to MALT’s efforts, more than half of Marin’s agricultural land — more than 54,000 acres — is permanently protected for agricultural use. On this protected land, MALT works with ranchers, farmers and numerous local organizations and government agencies to steward the land. MALT has invested more than $90 million in private and public funding…
October 6, 2021
Several members of a recent ‘Our Common Ground’ expert panel discussion held by MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust), the first farmland trust in the US, conclude that carbon-negative or neutral dairy production is definitely achievable in 10 years in California’s Marin County area.
Morning Ag Clips
August 23, 2021
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) has hired Ladi Asgill, an agronomist and environmental scientist as well as a lifelong farmer, to the newly created position of director, science and regenerative agriculture.
August 18, 2021
MALT CEO Thane Kreiner, Ph.D. sat down with Amanda Eichstaedt on KWMR’s “Swimming Upstream” to learn more about his vision for MALT.
July 13, 2021
One of the things that makes West Marin so beloved by locals and visitors alike is its many bucolic swaths of undeveloped land. Now, thanks to a partnership between the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Hog Island Oyster Company, 250-acre Leali Ranch on Tomales Bay will remain this way in perpetuity.
Point Reyes Light
June 30, 2021
With springs and ponds running dry, Marin’s ranchers and farmers are racing to secure their water. The Marin Agricultural Land Trust launched a drought resilience and water security initiative this summer to fund improvements to water collection, storage and distribution.
Global Aquaculture Advocate
June 28, 2021
“Until now our easements have protected just the land. This is the first one that provides for mariculture support,” Thane Kreiner, CEO at MALT, told the Advocate.
June 25, 2021
“We need to go outside of our own networks and intentionally reach beyond them to more diverse groups,” he says. “And that’s part of the process that the MALT team and board are going through now, relearning and being inclusive on how we understand agriculture.”
ABC7 – KGO Bay Area & San Francisco News
June 9, 2021
250 acres of Marin County ranchland is now permanently protected to help Hog Island Oyster Company recover from the pandemic and advance its business. The Marin Agricultural Land Trust completed a $1.1 million dollar easement with Hog Island on the Leali Ranch in Marshall.