Can Rangelands Store Soil Carbon?
Tune in as Megan Nasto, research scientist at Working Lands Conservation, talks us through the potential for rangelands as a carbon sink. She’ll walk us through how to manage cattle to improve carbon sequestration in rangeland soil and what it would take to accurately measure the carbon those soils sequester. Plus, Megan will talk through some real-life examples of improvements she’s seen in soil health and ecosystem services from rangeland projects. Saddle up!
Dig deeper with these resources about rangelands and carbon sequestration:
- “Rotational grazing can mitigate ecosystem trade-offs between livestock production and water quality in semi-arid rangelands” by Hulvey et al, 2021.
- “Exploring variability in rangeland soil organic carbon stocks across California (USA) using a voluntary monitoring network” by Carey et al, 2020.
- “Cattle, conservation, and carbon in the western Great Plains” by Sanderson et al, 2020.
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