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Save-an-Acre Project

Save-an-Acre Project

MALT’s Save-an-Acre Project allows people like you who care about our heritage of family farming and extraordinary vistas to have a direct impact on the future of Marin.

Your contribution preserves land and directly supports:

  • A local farming industry with a growing reputation for excellence: award-winning cheeses from artisan producers like Cowgirl Creamery and Point Reyes Farmstead; Straus organic dairy products at your local store; delicious strawberries from County Line Harvest; sustainable meat from Stemple Creek Ranch; and abundant organic produce at local farmers’ markets.
  • Leadership in sustainable farming practices including offsetting global warming with methane digesters at two MALT ranches, and through MALT’s work on the Marin Carbon Project
  • Clean water, air and abundant wildlife
  • The beautiful, historic rural landscape of West Marin that provides a respite from urban life for visiting drivers, cyclists, hikers, kayakers and families.

Dollar-for-Dollar Match

The average per acre cost of purchasing a conservation easement in Marin is $3,500.  However, through the efficiency of MALT’s public-private funding model, each of your tax-deductible contributions of $1,750 is matched, empowering MALT to protect one more acre of farmland, forever.


This thriving farmland in the country’s sixth largest metropolitan area isn’t something we can take for granted. More than 50,000 acres of farmland are at risk of development —and you can help save it, one acre at a time.