Charlie Magneson, 1923-2017, was a founding member of the Valley Land Alliance. He married Sally seventy years ago, and
moved to the family farm along Merced River where they raised their seven children. Charlie was also a founding member of the Community Alliance of Family farmers and a board member of the Merced County Farmland Open Space Trust which later became part of the Central Valley Farmland Trust. He will be remembered for his kind, loving and peaceful manner, his curiosity and activism on behalf of his community and the larger world, his love of nature, the Sierra and his cherished family. Charlie and his family have been very supportive of Valley Land Alliance's efforts in educating to save farmland.