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.

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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.

Using COMET Farm? Use this intake form to gather farm data needed to complete the assessment.

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.

Exploring conservation planning through a carbon lens

Carbon Farm Planning

We are partnering with Carbon Cycle Institute and Comet Farm to learn more about carbon farming opportunities in Wisconsin.

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

In January we hosted a three-week workshop to dive deeper into COMET, carbon farm plans, and how climate-smart practices are shifting the supply chain. If you missed the workshop and would like to connect to Carbon Cycle Institute's training schedule, contact Christina Anderson (christina[at]wisconsinlandwater[dot]org).

Contact us with questions