The Soil Carbon Challenge soil carbon monitoring procedure is aimed at detecting change over time. Remonitoring can happen after 3-10 years depending.
This basic plot and sampling method can also be a platform or occasion for other soil tests. The focus is on establishing representative, strategic permanent plot locations by which to gauge change over time, so as not to be overwhelmed by the spatial variability of soil properties or ecosystem function. Each plot, both surface and underground, can also be an excellent platform and occasion for community learning and participatory discussion of carbon cycling, ecosystem functions, and the influences of management, and we like to facilitate these.
Soil Carbon Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization