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Monitoring pyramid

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 years ago

While we're on the subject of pyramids, Charley Orchard at Landekg.com has made a useful diagram of what makes monitoring valuable. Click the image to go to the May 2011 Land EKG newsletter explaining it.


Update April 2011

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 years, 2 months ago

 

So far, ten land managers have entered the Soil Carbon Challenge, an international and local competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into water-holding, fertility-enhancing soil organic matter. What this means is that we've done baseline sampling on a few representative plots or microsites, and that this baseline sampling can be repeated with consistency at years 3, 6, and 10 to gauge the amount and rate of soil carbon change, and help to distinguish the effects of management from those of weather.



Policy pyramids

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 years, 2 months ago



Carbon cycling is a process

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 years, 2 months ago

The current situation over much of the world is this:


Terry Gompert

Posted by Peter Donovan 8 years, 2 months ago

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Gompert, of Center, Nebraska, USA, on March 25. Terry was a good friend and a dynamic and effective force for holistic management and soil health, and he will be sorely missed.