Conservancy funds will enable the Marin Resource Conservation District (MRCD), partnering with the Marin Carbon Project (MCP), to develop 10 ranch carbon farming plans and implement up to 10 carbon farming projects on ranches in western Marin County to improve agricultural land and watershed system resiliency to climate change. Projects will involve the implementation of agricultural practices that increase soil health and water holding capacities on coastal rangelands, recharge groundwater tables, increase carbon sequestration, reduce runoff rates and enhance riparian and aquatic habitats for fisheries. These practices generally involve riparian restoration and stream habitat improvement, tree/shrub establishment, windbreak/shelterbelt planting, mulching or composting, and prescribed grazing. Supporting practices include: fencing for vegetation protection, development of alternative water sources, and improvement of stream crossings.
Marin Resource Conservation District
climate change adaptation
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):