Carbon sequestration and sink resources in grazed lands

TitleCarbon sequestration and sink resources in grazed lands
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBrown J.
Book TitleInternational Rangleand Congress
ARIS Log Number229294
Keywordscarbon, grazed lands, rangelands
AbstractCarbon storage in terrestrial sinks is attractive as a policy alternative in that 1) results can be achieved quickly 2) technologies for enhanced sequestration can be implemented without major economic impact and are generally associated with improved management of resources and more efficient production systems and 3) delivery infrastructure (extension, conservation programs) are in place and proven successful. However, the design and implementation of policies and programs to accelerate and realize the potential of terrestrial sequestration requires analyses that examine regional land use patterns, human activity systems and economic development objectives.