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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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Trust for Public Land

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A national land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places.

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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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Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Named for the Quail Ridge Reserve, a near-pristine Inner Coast Range reserve of native California habitats and wildlife, the conservancy is dedicated to wilderness preservation, the promotion of biological diversity, native habitat research, and education about environmental stewardship.

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Pacifica Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Works to preserve open space in Pacifica and the surrounding community.

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Muir Heritage Land Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Muir Heritage Land Trust acquires, manages, and restores open space land in Contra Costa County.

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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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