Sally Gale, Petaluma

gale_sallySally Gale is a leader in natural resource conservation and protection in Marin’s ranching community.  As a board member of the Marin Resource Conservation District for the past 18 years, Sally has overseen advances in habitat restoration, stream enhancement and water quality improvements on ranchland throughout Marin County.  Additionally, Sally and her husband Mike have become models for environmentally sensitive and humane food production as well as sustainable land management on their Chileno Valley Grass Fed Beef Ranch, where they produce beef, lamb, apples, tomatoes and eggs for sale directly to the public.  Each Fall, Chileno Valley Ranch is open Sundays for organic apple picking and farm tours for children.

In 2011, Sally and Mike Gale received the John M. McPhail Jr. Green Business Award from MCL for their outstanding model of land stewardship and enhancement of wildlife habitat at Chileno Valley Ranch.

Sally serves as co-chair of the Agricultural Land Use Committee.

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