The NRCS and Marin RCD do not engage in policy development or advocacy. Other members of the Marin Carbon Project including UCEE, MALT, CCI and John Wick work to advance programs and policies at the local, regional, state and federal levels that support farmers and ranchers. Referencing MCP scientific research and other leading scientific sources, partners have successfully developed or played a role in creating an interlocking suite of policies, planning practices and measurement tools which build on existing infrastructure to advance conservation agriculture and soil health.