Press Room

As the leader in agricultural land conservation in Marin County, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) is at the forefront of local efforts to protect farms and ranches and the regional work to respond to climate change and to strengthen the future of agriculture.

Many of our latest achievements can be found below, including news releases, recent articles and a suite of media assets. Please check our story ideas from time to time for fresh ideas and seasonal story leads.

Recent News Releases

  • MALT Secures County Funding for Duncan Ranch Easement

    Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a leading farmland trust in California’s Marin County, announced today that it has secured public funding from Marin County to cover half the cost of an agricultural conservation easement to permanently protect the scenic 540-acre Duncan Ranch and its long history of beef and dairy cattle grazing.

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  • Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) Introduces Conservation Leader Lily Verdone as Executive Director

    After an extensive search process led by members of both our board of directors and staff, we are thrilled to announce that Lily Verdone has been selected as MALT’s next executive director.

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  • 723 Acres Added to Undeveloped Coastal Grassland Corridor

    Protected Farmland Surpasses 55,000 Acre Milestone POINT REYES STATION, Calif., August 29, 2022 — Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a leading farmland trust in California’s Marin County, announced today that it has permanently protected the 723-acre McDowell Ranch by securing an agricultural conservation easement. The property, which has been in active agricultural production for more…

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Find our full list of news releases here.

In the News

  • Latest Straus family organic product: a solo show about its matriarch

    When Vivien Straus was growing up in West Marin, the newspaper would come a day or two late. The family mail wasn’t addressed with a street, just the town of Marshall and the state. With limited water on the property, which overlooks Tomales Bay and Highway 1, each of the family’s four children had to…

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  • MALT strikes second easement deal this year

    The Marin Agricultural Land Trust is preparing to purchase its second agricultural easement of the year. Last week, MALT secured nearly $1.4 million in public funds for development rights to the 540-acre Duncan Ranch as the trust renews its push to preserve farms and ranches after…

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  • Marin earmarks $1.36 million for Tomales ranch easement

    Marin County approved its second allocation of Measure A funds for agricultural conservation easements this year. The Board of Supervisors signed off on a grant of over $1.36 million for the purpose of purchasing an agricultural easement over the 540-acre Duncan Ranch on Sept. 27. The Marin Agricultural Land Trust will seek private donations to…

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Find a list of our news coverage here.

Media Assets

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