The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association has announced the approval of a new greenhouse gas emission reduction credit protocol that recruits ranchers in the fight against climate change.
The new protocol involves sustainable land management practices that help store atmospheric carbon in the soil through a process of applying compost to rangelands. The practice helps reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases through enhanced photosynthetic capture of carbon dioxide from the air, generates tradable offset credits for ranchers and enhances the productivity and water holding capacity of rangelands.
“The new protocol will serve as a model to stimulate innovative greenhouse gas reduction projects throughout California,” said Alan Abbs, CAPCOA Board President. “Ranchers will be able to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously improving their bottom line.”