Planning, feasibility, demonstration, and assessment project to evaluate the feasibility of rangeland and cropland compost application in Alameda County, document the carbon sequestration benefits of additional riparian, wetland and vegetative conservation practices, and develop a framework for landowners to begin understanding the benefits to agricultural operations and encourage adoption of these practices by farmers and ranchers locally and regionally. ARCD staff and regional and local experts will evaluate the feasibility of implementing compost amendments to rangelands and croplands in Alameda County. In coordination with partner agencies, this project will focus on developing tools to evaluate these conservation practices’ carbon sequestration benefits; prepare a full conservation plan with an emphasis on carbon sequestration that evaluates the property as a whole; oversee the implementation of a suite of soil carbon-beneficial practices on the selected properties; and, monitoring and outreach activities.
Alameda County Resource Conservation District
Water Management, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):