In response to the rapid pace of global climate change caused by human activity, the Marin Carbon Project seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation.
Our vision is to establish land owners and land managers as soil carbon sequestration champions by providing economical and ecological solutions to global climate change.
The Marin Carbon Project is a consortium of researchers, agricultural extension, agricultural producer organizations, county and federal agricultural agencies, the resource conservation district, private rangeland consultants and land owners/managers. This consortium seeks to understand the potential for soil carbon sequestration to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions. The consortium will work together and independently to promote, through applied research and demonstration, enhanced carbon sequestration in Marin's agricultural and rangeland soils. The consortium also will help facilitate development of a carbon market that supports soil carbon sequestration efforts on agricultural, forest and rangelands in Marin County and globally.
Reversing the impacts of climate change requires both reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through carbon sequestration. The focus of the Marin Carbon Project is to sequester carbon in soils through land management while reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions.