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Mark E. Ritchie, Ph.D., designed and authored the original methodology (VM0032 Methodology for the Adoption of Sustainable Grasslands through Adjustment of Fire and Grazing, v1.0 (2013)) used in all CarbonSolve’s projects.  This methodology is currently undergoing a revision to build in efficiencies and improvements and advances in research that have been learned over the past 9 years since it was first made available.


This methodology quantifies the GHG emission reductions and removals from activities that introduce sustainable adjustment of the density of grazing animals and the frequency of prescribed fires into an uncultivated grassland landscape. The methodology shows how to determine additional carbon offsets through grassland soil sequestration and/or reduction in methane emissions as a result of reducing fire frequency and altering the density and/or activities of grazing animals.

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