Cheese, Bees, and Innovative Land Management — An insider’s look at western Marin County

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…

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MALT matters in Marin now more than ever

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…

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Expert views: Carbon-negative or neutral dairy farming

Dairy Global

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.

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MALT Funds Water Projects

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.

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New CEO, New Era for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Marin Living

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.”

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Protecting Land for Hog Island Oyster Co.

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.

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