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Bob Berner, Protecting Marin Farms for 28 Years

November 13, 2012 by Aleta George

Bob Berner, the founding director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, is retiring at the end of 2012, but not before protecting fully half of West Marin's farmland.

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Sonoma Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Since 1976, Sonoma Land Trust has protected more than17,000 acres of beautiful, productive andenvironmentally significant land in and around SonomaCounty. Funded largely by membership contributions,the Land Trust develops land protection strategies,promotes funding for land conservation, acquires landand conservation easements, and promotes a sense ofplace and a land ethic through activities, educationand outreach.

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Sonoma Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Since 1976, the Sonoma Land Trust has protected nearly 20,000 acres of scenic, productive and environmentally significant land in and around Sonoma County. Funded largely by membership contributions, the Land Trust develops land protection strategies, promotes funding for land conservation, acquires land and conservation easements, and promotes a sense of place and a land ethic through activities, education and outreach.

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Solano Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The mission of Solano Land Trust is to permanently protect and preserve farmland, ranchland, and open space in Solano County through land acquisition, conservation easements, education, and land management.

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Silicon Valley Land Conservancy

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Acquires or otherwise protects open space and agriculturual lands in Silicon Valley.

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Peninsula Open Space Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is a leading private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving the beauty, character and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula landscape. Since its founding in 1977, the organization has been responsible for saving nearly 55,000 acres as permanent open space and parkland in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

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Marin Agricultural Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) was the first land trust in the United States to focus on farmland preservation. Founded in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to preserve farmland in Marin County, California, MALT acquires agricultural conservation easements on farmland in voluntary transactions with landowners.

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Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County was formed in 1978 by local citizens concerned about protecting the lands that make Santa Cruz County so special. Since then the Land Trust has protected more than 1,500 acres of land and worked with other organizations to protect another 9,000 acres.

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California Rangeland Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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California Council of Land Trusts

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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