September 12, 2019
After partnering with his parents, Al Poncia became instrumental in founding Marin Agricultural Land Trust, established by ranchers and environmentalists to protect the future of farming in Marin County. A West Marin pioneer in conservation and environmental stewardship, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50-plus years in agriculture by the Marin County Farm…
San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 2019
Similarly, what would West Marin look like were it not for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust that has worked so hard to maintain the character of the area? It is so gratifying to see younger members of these long-time family ranching families remain committed to their families’ legacies.
September 4, 2019
“West Marin exemplifies in many ways the future of regenerative farming: it is the epicenter of where the Marin Carbon Project began, and where organizations like Marin Agricultural Land Trust continue to foster land stewardship and conservation,” says Riesenfeld.
August 21, 2019
They also worked with the county, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and the Agricultural Institute of Marin (Hicks is now on the boards of both organizations), creating a conservation easement and preserving their land as agricultural, forever.
Point Reyes Light
July 31, 2019
Last week, at a meeting at her ranch house, Ms. Gale formed the Chileno Valley newt brigade: a band of volunteer scientists, environmentalists and locals dedicated to making sure California newts can cross Chileno Valley Road safely, from the hills where they live, to Laguna Lake, where they breed. Present were representatives from Point Blue, the…
OpenRoad with Doug McConnell
July 28, 2019
Jamison Watts of MALT and Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch discuss carbon sequestration.
July 24, 2019
Marin Agricultural Land Trust was the first organization in the country to protect farmland from subdivision and development. For over 35 years, MALT has safeguarded the future of Marin’s local family farms, landscapes, healthy environment, and bounty of local food. Many people from different walks of life care about MALT’s work for different reasons. From…
July 15, 2019
A round table conversation regarding what’s facing our farming community in W. Marin and our near neighbors, talking about the farms’ strengths and weaknesses with Jamison Watts of Marin Agricultural Land Trust and others.
Point Reyes Light
July 10, 2019
The owners of Bivalve Dairy brought the first batch of their new cheeses to the Point Reyes Farmers Market this month. They nearly sold out.
June 21, 2019
A key player in the salvation of local farming is MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust), a member-supported nonprofit that helps farmers hang on to their land by purchasing agricultural conservation easements.