Thursday, January 12, 2006

Terrestrial Sequestration in Forest and Cropland

Terrestrial carbon sequestration is the most accepted and embraced method. After all, who doesn’t like growing more trees, especially if one might get paid to do so?

Afforestation – growing trees on non forest land
Reforestation – re-growing trees on former forest lands
Soil Management – using the soil better so carbon dioxide stays put

For purposes of this article, we’ll also consider animal waste and human waste management (reduction of methane) as terrestrial carbon sequestration although it’s not carbon and it’s not sequestration. J

Reforestation and Reforestation:

Potential for Carbon Sequestration Through Reforestation of Abandoned Tropical Agricultural and Forest Lands

Reforestation by Wikipedia

Canadian Reforestation Coop


Powertree (Commercial Venture)

Treevitalize (Commercial Venture)

Big Sky Partnership (Commercial Venture)


Potential for carbon sequestration in European soils

US EPA Summary

Good Summary of Sequestration Rates

Soil Carbon Site