The Texas Soil Carbon Challenge has been the biggest yet, fitting the state. So far I've done over two dozen baseline plots in this state, and I'm not quite done. The support of the Dixon Water Foundation has been wonderful.
The 2011 drought in Texas has been among the worst ever for a single year. In addition, fires have burned up huge acreages, including this ranch in West Texas (right).
From Vermont to here, it has been a wonderful trip, with many interesting places and wonderful people, many of whom are deeply interested and committed to improving biosphere function. It has been a pleasure to work with them.