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Restoration

Restoration and Funding

MALT’s stewardship department is here to help landowners. In addition to providing on-the-ground advice and technical assistance, we are available to help landowners secure funding for restoration projects on their land.

Stewardship Assistance Program

RestorationOur Stewardship Assistance Program (SAP) provides landowners with small grants (up to $10,000) to help achieve management goals through improvement projects on MALT protected lands. These projects are designed to reduce soil loss, protect water quality, increase forage production and help landowners meet regulatory requirements.

Partnerships

For more complex, larger-scaled restoration projects, MALT and the landowner frequently partner with the Marin Resource Conservation District (MRCD) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Landowners may apply for grants from the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which provides financial and technical assistance to plan and implement practices that improve soil, water, habitat, air and related resources on agricultural land.

MALT works with NRCS and MRCD to keep projects moving. We provide technical assistance, planning guidance and additional funding to landowners, so they can complete stewardship projects as efficiently as possible.

Other important partners include the University of California Cooperative Extension – Marin (UCCE), which co-sponsors educational workshops for ranchers and farmers. For our restoration plantings, we work very closely with the Point Blue Students and Teachers Restore a Watershed (STRAW).

SAP at work

Apply for Funding

To apply for a SAP grant, fill out an application form »

You can send a completed application via email or mail them to:

MALT
C/O Jim Jensen
PO Box 809
Point Reyes Station, CA, 93940

Applications are reviewed and projects are selected based on the efficacy of the proposal, construction season, permitting requirements and partner involvement.

Stewardship staff can help MALT landowners  apply for EQIP or RCD funding. Contact us for more information »

Thank You

Funding for the Stewardship Assistance Program is provided in part by Pacific Gas & Electric Company.