Carbon Farming

Carbon Farming
Farmers and ranchers are increasingly recognized as key to helping mitigate a changing climate though what is known as carbon farming. Carbon farming encompasses a broad variety of agricultural practices that aim to increase carbon sequestration while also improving soil conditions and increasing crop yields & forage production. Many carbon beneficial practices are already in use by farmers in ranchers in Alameda County and can help ranchers achieve other management goals.

Examples of carbon-beneficial agricultural practices include:

  • Compost application
  • Cover crops
  • Hedgerows
  • Prescribed grazing
  • Riparian plantings
  • Wind breaks

Carbon Farming
The Conservation Partnership can help interested parties by:

  • Developing an operation-specific carbon farm plan that outlines carbon sequestration opportunities that also meet other farm/ranch goals
  • Helping identify funding for carbon-beneficial projects
  • Planning, designing, and implementing projects
  • Measuring the effectiveness of implemented projects

If you are interested in learning more about funding opportunities for these projects, please view our funding opportunities page.

Primary Contact(s)

Ian Howell