On June 7, 2022, Marin County voters approved the renewal of a one-quarter of one-percent sales tax that funds the protection, expansion, and preservation of open space, parks, and agricultural land — a continuing investment in a healthy Marin County for everyone.

For that immense support, we at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and our partners are truly grateful. We’re humbled that many people in Marin continue to believe in protecting our vital open spaces, parks and farmland.

Of the $14 million in projected annual revenue from this tax:

Measure A – Impact to Date

Since its passage in 2012, Measure A has allowed Marin County to invest $19.7 million in farmland preservation. With the support of the county’s Farmland Preservation Program (Measure A funding), our team here at MALT has protected 15 farms and ranches totaling more than 9,725 acres through the acquisition of agricultural conservation easements.  

Through the extraordinary efficiency of MALT’s public-private funding model, tax-deductible contributions are often matched 1:1 with Measure A funds, doubling the impact of MALT’s privately-raised revenue. 

To date, we have invested Measure A funding to protect:

Our mission to preserve Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use began with our founders Ellen Straus and Phyllis Faber 42 years ago, long before the original Measure A sales tax was approved by Marin County voters. We intend to continue to build upon this legacy by finding the best way to be good stewards of both our donor’s support and this public funding.

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Find more stories of impact from Measure A funding below:

Aerial view of the Corda Family Ranch in Marin County - MALT

Responding to the Civil Grand Jury’s Report on Measure A

June 13, 2024

On June 10, 2024, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury issued a report recommending actions the County could take to further increase its oversight of Measure A

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MALT staff meeting with local landowners and exploring a local ranch in Marin County

Why We Monitor Every MALT Conservation Easement Every Year

May 29, 2024

Each year we monitor all of MALT’s easements to confirm that the terms of the easements are being met. Here’s why.

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