Implementation Task Force

The goal of MCP’s Implementation Task Force is to develop a countywide agricultural carbon sequestration program with producer outreach, technical infrastructure and economic support that is transferable to other regions in California and across the nation.

The Task Force augmented established NRCS planning processing to create and implement farm-scale GHG plans, or carbon farm plans. These plans assess farm carbon sequestration potential using the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service COMET tools.

From the original three demonstration farms, MCP has supported the creation of 12 full carbon farm plans covering 9,054 acres. Four more ranches were selected for plans in the fall of 2017, with the goal of completing and supporting 20 ranches in practice implementation by 2020. Over 20 years, the potential carbon reduction associated with these plans is 123,679 MTCO2.

Implementation Task Force members:

The Task Force is organized by Marin RCD. For questions, please contact Elise Suronen at elise@marinrcd.org.