Both carbon buyers and landowners alike have many questions about how soil carbon storage works. Despite the complexities of the natural process, for people, it’s very simple: we stand back and let nature work as intended.
Knowing exactly which carbon credits to buy presents a novel challenge to buyers looking to do good. We need carbon removal.
bCarbon: A Measurement-based standard designed to work for both landowners and soil carbon credit buyers
When considering what soil carbon credits we wanted to supply, Grassroots Carbon decided to trust the new bCarbon standard for a variety of reasons.
We interviewed Dr. Rebecca Ryals at UC Merced, one of the leading scientists who worked with Dr. Wendy Silver on soil carbon measurements at the Marin Carbon Project. Dr Ryals explains that there is quite a lot of variation and dispute in the scientific community for how to measure soil carbon stocks.
Soil carbon represents a massive opportunity to help farmers and ranchers improve the health of their grasslands and sequester carbon. According to Project Drawdown, managed grazing and silvopasture practices have the potential to sequester over 47 gigatons of carbon by 2050.
Many of us in the soil health movement like to think of ourselves as regenerative businesses. But a regenerative mindset isn’t only about land, animals, and plants.
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