Agriculture, Land Protection

MALT 101 Series Recordings

March 29, 2021

Join staff experts and agriculturists for our recorded illustrated series on how MALT works. So far this series has covered topics such as MALT’s conservation easements and farmland stewardship. Come learn with us!


What’s a Conservation Easement?

MALT’s mission is to permanently protect Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use, with a vision for a thriving agricultural community in a healthy and diverse natural environment. But how exactly does MALT do this? What tools do we use?

As many of you know, the primary tool MALT employs to protect farmland is called an agricultural conservation easement. But what does that mean, exactly? How does it work? Why do we use them? And who benefits? We gathered staff experts with a graphic recording artist to depict the answers to these crucial questions in a captivating illustrated video.

Click on this video to learn how MALT permanently protects Marin’s farmland.

Learn more about agricultural conservation easements here! View the final graphic here.


How We Steward the Land

Once MALT has protected a ranch with an agricultural conservation easement, MALT’s team gets to work. Through MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP), MALT staff work with farmers and ranchers to improve soil and water quality, increase agricultural productivity, protect habitat and natural resources and make Marin’s working farms and ranches more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Learn more about our SAP program, how it works and the projects we collaborate on in the video below!

Click on this video to learn how MALT stewards the land.

Learn more about SAP here and some projects we have spotlighted here! View the final graphic.


MALT has preserved more than 50,000 acres of Marin’s productive farmland to date, but there is still another 50,000 acres to go. Donate today to protect at-risk farmland in Marin County, forever.