Marin Carbon Project

  • Marin Carbon Project founder John Wick explains the project to a group on his ranch in Nicasio, CA.
    Marin Carbon Project founder John Wick explains the project to a group on his ranch in Nicasio, CA.
  • Dr. Jeff Creque of the Marin Carbon Project.
    Dr. Jeff Creque of the Marin Carbon Project.
  • Dr. Jeff Creque.
    Dr. Jeff Creque.
  • John Wick, Marin Carbon Project.
    John Wick, Marin Carbon Project.
  • The Wick Ranch, Nicasio, CA.
    The Wick Ranch, Nicasio, CA.
  • A group observing the test plots on the ranch.
    A group observing the test plots on the ranch.
  • John Wick.
    John Wick.
  • Grant:
    General Operating Support
    Program:
    Ecological Agriculture
    Location:
    California

The Marin Carbon Project has shown that a single application of compost can sequester carbon in soils, increase plant production, and if scaled to 5% of California’s rangelands could offset up to 10 % of the commercial and residential energy sector.

The Marin Carbon Project was formed to establish the basis for soil carbon sequestration on local rangelands (grazing lands on ranches and wide open spaces).  The project emphasizes the value of local soil carbon sequestration, to provide ecological and agricultural benefit to rural communities while making full use of educational opportunities in regard to climate change.

Marin Carbon Project continues to work with partner organizations and policymakers to facilitate protocol development and implementation of these practices.  As part of this project they are working to build the capacity of the agricultural sector in Marin County to enable landowners and managers to effectively implement agricultural management practices and participate in markets for carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services.