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Project: Carbon Farming for Agriculture and Watershed Resiliency

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 37601700201

Implemented By: Marin Resource Conservation District

Objective: climate change adaptation

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $199,944.83

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/30/2021    Actual Completion: 12/31/2020

Associated Counties: Marin

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration5/30/2017$199,944.83

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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