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Bob Berner served as Executive Director of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) from1984 through 2012. MALT was created in 1980, the first land conservation organization in the country organized exclusively to preserve agricultural land. Under Berner’s leadership, MALT acquired conservation easements permanently preserving 71 Marin County family farms and ranches totaling 45,000 acres, and was recognized nationally as a leader in agricultural land preservation efforts.
Before joining MALT, Berner was Executive Director of The Foundation for San Francisco's Architectural Heritage (1975-1980) and before that was Vice-President, Finance, of The Nature Conservancy (1971-1975).
In addition to leading MALT, he was a founding member and board member of the California Council of Land Trusts which works to advance the interests of local conservation efforts in state law, policy and funding, and was also a member of the steering committee of the Bay Area Open Space Council, a collaborative program of public and non-profit agencies and organizations providing regional leadership and expertise for the preservation and professional management of important open spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Berner holds degrees from Duke University (L.L.B., 1965) and Wharton Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1971).