Historic Sale for Black Mountain

Point Reyes Light

April 14, 2021

Mr. Houtzager is not a rancher, so he plans to lean on experts at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, which purchased the property’s development rights in 1993. Mr. Houtzager is a donor to MALT, and he views the land trust as a co-owner. He is bringing in new tenants and expanding the operations of existing…

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MALT Hires New Leader

Point Reyes Light

April 7, 2021

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has selected Thane Kreiner, an entrepreneur and executive from Sebastopol, as its new C.E.O. His hiring marks a new chapter for MALT, as its mission is increasingly focused on sustainability, innovation and stewardship.

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Marin Land Trust Hires Biotech Entrepreneur as CEO

Marin Independent Journal

April 6, 2021

“I’m trained as a scientist so I have a lot of respect and care for evidence and facts,” Kreiner said. “That is something that will guide us going forward as we think about ways that MALT can play a major role in leading regenerative, inclusive agriculture in Marin County.”

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How Marin’s Outdoor Markets Are Adapting to the Pandemic

Marin Magazine

February 19, 2021

For other consumers, the Bounty Box is a safe alternative to being present at the market. “It is a lifeline for older adults and high-risk citizens who might not be able to get to the market,” says Naja-Riese. Partnerships with Bank of America, the Oakland A’s and Ruth Stroup Insurance, as well as Marin Agriculture Land Trust and…

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Cowgirl Creamery’s founders announce retirement

Dairy Foods

January 18, 2021

The company became a steward of the land, evident in its organic creameries and work with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and advocates for a vibrant community of dairy farmers, cheese producers and chefs, all of whom comprise “the Northern California milkshed.”

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Colorado West Land Trust, a pioneer in land conservation, turns 40

The Daily Sentinel

December 30, 2020

“Mesa dates back to 1980,” Dempsey said. “It is one of just a small handful of agricultural land trusts now celebrating its 40th (anniversary). This group includes AFT and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust — I can’t think of any others. These groups were at the forefront of private conservation organizations in responding to the…

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How California’s cheese trail avoided a meltdown

National Geographic

December 11, 2020

Ranchers, environmentalists and community leaders teamed up to prevent the development and, in the process, formed the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in 1980. Many farms on the California Cheese Trail are protected by the trust, meaning the land can only be used for agriculture.

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