ACR Invites Stakeholder Feedback on Methodology for Avoided Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands



November 6, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 – 1:30 EST / 9:00 – 10:30 PSTWEBINAR SLIDE DECK

Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) recently announced an open public comment period and is seeking stakeholder feedback on a carbon offset methodology for Avoided Conversion of Grasslands and Shrublands to Crop Production (ACoGS). The methodology was developed by Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, The Climate Trust, Environmental Defense Fund, and Terra Global Capital.

The methodology estimates the emissions avoided from preventing the conversion of grasslands and shrublands to commodity crop production. Grassland and shrubland soils are significant reservoirs of organic carbon that, if left uncultivated, will continue to store this carbon below ground. In addition to the avoided cultivation and oxidation of soil carbon, several crop production practices, such as fertilizer application, may also be avoided.

Join the ACR webinar to learn more about and provide feedback to ACR on eligible activities as well as baseline and emission reduction quantification under the methodology. Presentations will be made by Randal Dell of Ducks Unlimited and Nicholas Martin of ACR.