New CSP enhancement helps forest owners convert tree debris to soil-friendly, carbon-storing biochar

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It started as a backyard hobby fueled by curiosity in rural Southwest Oregon....and just three years later, it transformed into a new conservation approach that forest owners all over the country can use with financial assistance from USDA.

The benefits of this new approach are incredible—improved soil health, enhanced soil water holding capacity, increased plant growth and vigor, cleaner air quality, and perhaps most importantly, locals say, the ability to sequester carbon forever.

The secret lies in a substance called biochar.

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Source: USDA/NRCS

 

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