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Editorial: MALT Saves Another West Marin Ranch
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust's acquisition of an 864-acre ranch along Tomales Bay is a twist in its history of acquiring vital agricultural easements, but its critical objective remains the same — helping to preserve ranching and agriculture in West Marin.

With MALT Protection, Ranch Aims for Cheese
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Point Reyes Light
The 623-acre Thacher Ranch, a parcel near Marin’s border with Sonoma known to many as Rocky Canyon Ranch, is the latest ranch to be safe-guarded from the pressures of estate development after the Marin Agricultural Land Trust closed on a $1.8 million agricultural conservation easement, the nonprofit’s 73rd easement in its over 30-decade history. 

Marshall Couple Bequeaths Ranch to Marin Land Conservancy
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
In what is a first for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, the land conservation agency has accepted a bequest of a large swath of agricultural land. 

West Marin Ranch Receives Leopold Conservation Award
Friday, January 3, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
The Robert Giacomini Dairy, home to the Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., was given the award by the Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation. It honors private landowner achievement in the stewardship and management of natural resources.

What Would Marin Be Like Without Any of Its Farms?
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7x7SF Magazine, by Dana Rebmann
7x7SF magazine article poses the question of what it would be like in Marin without our farms, and gives three great ways to get out on the land and support MALT at the same time.

Collaborative Student Restoration Project at Straus Home Ranch Protects Streams and Creates Habitat
MALT partners with the innovative STRAW Program (Students and Teachers Restore a Watershed) to bring eager youngsters to local farms and ranches to plant flora that helps stabilize stream banks and create habitat for nesting and migratory birds.  The latest project brought Ross Valley students and their teachers to the birthplace of MALT, Straus Home Ranch, where the kids worked on two streams and got a valuable, hands-on learning experience in the process.

Marin Voice: Measure A Protects Marin's Working Farms and Ranches
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Marin Independent Journal
Marin ranchers and farmers Lynn Giacomini Stray, Al Poncia, Peter Martinelli and Albert Straus describe the historical importance of MALT in protecting agriculture in West Marin, and urge a yes vote on Measure A.

New Generation of West Marin Ranchers Coming Back to the Family Farm
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Marin Independent Journal
A new generation of ranchers is emerging in West Marin, young adults who are going off to college but returning home to leave their mark on family businesses that have been around for generations.