Learn about practices that help soils collect atmospheric carbon

Meet the agricultural producers with Carbon Farm Plans (CFPs)

Discover the latest studies and research in the field

What’s new with Marin Carbon Project and our partners

Interested in carbon farming?

Our Mission

In response to the rapid pace of climate change,

the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) seeks to enhance carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions reduction in rangeland, agricultural, and forest ecosystems through applied research, demonstration and implementation.

Our Vision

Our vision is for Marin landowners and managers of agricultural ecosystems to serve as stewards of soil health and to undertake carbon farming in a manner that can improve on-farm productivity and viability, enhance ecosystem function,

and stop and reverse climate change

for the equitable benefit and enjoyment of all Marin’s residents.

If you are an agricultural producer or landowner seeking assistance in development of a Carbon Farm Plan (CFP), contact your local RCD or NRCS office.

Get started with your CFP.



West Marin County, farm and ranch land, comes with sweeping views of the sea. But in recent years, water usually remains in the distance, with less actually hitting the ground in the form of rain.
The voluntary market isn’t the sole lift Back in 2012 and 2015, the Marin Carbon Project looked into how to fund the development and implementation of carbon farming, specifically voluntary markets and carbon credit development. The conclusion at the time and five years later, today, is […]
Launched in 2008, the Marin Carbon Project is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary in 2018. Over the course of a decade, the Project has discovered new information regarding the potential for rangeland soils to be a significant global climate change solution, pioneered ground-“making” science and worked with […]
Paper: “A Lifecycle Model to Evaluate Carbon Sequestration Potential and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of Managed Grasslands,” Ecosystems 16 (2013): 962–979 Research Team:: Marcia S. DeLonge, Rebecca Ryals and Whendee L. Silver (Ecosystem Science Division, Department of Environment Science, Policy, and Management, University of California at Berkeley) […]

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Our Partners

The Marin Carbon Project is an at-will consortium of agricultural agencies, nonprofits and producers.

Nicasio Native Grass Ranch