Taking care of your land is a big job. MALT can help.

MALT’s Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP) works in partnership with the Marin Resource Conservation District (Marin RCD) to provide funding and technical expertise for conservation practices and projects that benefit protected agricultural lands and the natural resources we all rely on; this funding can be combined with other local, state or federal conservation funding programs.

MALT easement landowners are eligible to apply for direct grants of up to $15,000 with a required 15% cost-share, which may include labor and materials. Landowners in contract with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or the Marin RCD to implement a conservation plan, carbon farm plan, nutrient management plan or equivalent may be eligible for up to $50,000. A complete overview of this program and the available grant funding can be found here.

Learn more about recently completed stewardship projects on MALT-protected farms and ranches.

To Apply:

Call or email Scott Dunbar, stewardship program manager — sustainable agriculture, at sdunbar[at]malt.org or (415) 663-1158 ext. 313. Or you can simply download the application and return it to Scott. If you have questions, Scott is always available to help answer them.

Prospective project applications will be screened and ranked to address resource concerns.