Carbon Sequestration Certification Program
Project: Development of carbon offset verification protocols
Project Purpose: Develop, test, and implement carbon sequestration verification protocols for agricultural and silvicultural practices that are recognized to have carbon market value to ensure environmental benefits of ecosystem market transactions. Demonstrate how verified carbon offsets and related water quality improvements can be bundled for ecosystem market transactions.
Partners: USDA-NRCS, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, OK-NRCS, Oklahoma State University, Central North Canadian River Conservation District, Blaine County Conservation District, Dewey County Conservation District, Major County Conservation District, Harmon County Conservation District, Greer County Conservation District, Harmon County Conservation District, North Caddo Conservation District, South Caddo Conservation District, Deer Creek Conservation District, LeFlore County Conservation District, Kiamichi Conservation District, Woodward County Conservation District
Partnership Designation: Grantee.
Funding Sources: NRCS FY2010 Conservation Innovation Grant, US EPA Clean Water Act 319 grant, Touchstone Energy via Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Forestry Services
Project Duration: 2010-2013
Final Report (pdf)
Click on an image below to view the protocol for no-till, grasslands, rangeland, or soil sampling.