Building Carbon

Help landowners store carbon to help mitigate the affects of climate change and build resilient landscapes.

We will continue to add resources to support landowners understand carbon opportunities. Let us know if you have resources to share with your county conservation colleagues.

Carbon Farming

What is carbon farming?

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Carbon farming is a whole-farm approach to optimizing carbon on the landscape. Learn more about carbon farming, how to support landowners, and the suite of accounting tools at our upcoming workshop.


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Colorado State University, with support from USDA has created a suite of tools that assess carbon potential for various NRCS management practices. Learn more at the COMET-Farm website and through our upcoming workshop.

Understanding Carbon Markets

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Confused by the different ecosystem markets available? The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership with coordinating support from American Farmland Trust held a webinar series to better understand the differences of major markets. Visit their website to view the recorded webinars and download resources.

Forest Carbon

USDA - Northern Forests Climate Hub

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Visit the Northern Forests Climate Hub to find resources on forest carbon programs, vulnerability, adaptation strategies, and programs and communication tools that support land and water conservation.

Family Forest Carbon Program

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The American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy are helping family farms access carbon markets. Enrollment opportunities coming soon.

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Carbon Farm Planning Virtual Workshop

Learn more about carbon farm planning through a three-week online workshop. Weekly live webinars will be held to further discuss content.

This event is hosted by Carbon Cycle Institute and Comet Farm, with support from SARE.

Webinars will be held:
January 18, January 25, February 1

Registration is now closed.

Watch the recording of November's Introduction to Carbon Farm Planning webinar.

Contact us with questions