Marin County supervisors OK $1.8M grant to preserve 723-acre McDowell Ranch property

July 14, 2022

The Marin County Board of Supervisors has voted to award a matching grant of $1.8 million to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) so it can purchase an agricultural conservation easement at McDowell Ranch.

The 723-acre ranch is an organic grass-fed beef cattle facility along Stemple Creek between Tomales and the Marin-Sonoma County line.

The easement will protect the area environmentally and agriculturally while supporting its ecosystem.