Land is one of the biggest assets in our region and there's a lot of it! One way to both protect this resource and build climate resilience is through sequestration―or capturing and storing carbon dioxide.
Our soils, when managed sustainably, play an important role in this effort. Sustainable management of soil means using cover crops, crop rotation, and minimal tilling in the production of annual crops. Likewise, increasing vegetative land cover through forestation, prairie restoration, and urban plantings also help draw down and store carbon.
The carbon-focused land-management techniques are already in place in many parts of our region. But, how can we do more? What opportunities do you see to go bigger? What role should our public lands play? What partnerships should be considered?