Growing a Future in Agriculture – Marin’s Next Gen Farmers Make It Work

Matt Dolkas - MALT

By Matt Dolkas, Senior Manager, Marketing

March 5, 2024

Gaze east from Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station and Black Mountain sits like a great hand, fortifying the West Marin landscape. It is a comforting, magnanimous geologic totem, the knuckles of the mountain reminding us that despite the vagaries of time—most recently drought and pandemic—the earth provides.

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Aerial view of Hicks Mountain, Marin County - MALT

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Hicks Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in Marin County, will soon be protected with an agricultural conservation easement from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT).

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Wildflowers around the stock pond at the Corda Family Ranch.

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Green light! Today, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved $2.5 million in grant funding from the Farmland Preservation Grant Program (Measure A) giving the green light for the conservation of the 903-acre Corda Family Ranch (as well as the Hicks Mountain Ranch). By combining this public funding with donations from community members, we’re close…

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