The oped in today’s Sacramento Bee by CalTrout’s Sierra Headwaters Regional Director, Mark Drew, Ph.D., provides an
overview of the Sierra Meadows Partnership and its work to develop a protocol to quantify greenhouse gas emissions in Sierra meadows and to establish related carbon credits that could be transacted in a carbon market. Funds raised through selling the credits could support meadow restoration and management.
Sierra meadows are the first stop for the flakes of snow and drops of rain that comprise the water supply for most Californians. With climate change models projecting that more rain and less snow will fall in the Sierra in decades to come, the role that meadows play in storing water is likely to become even more important.
To read the full oped in the Sacramento Bee, click here.
You can read more about CalTrout’s work on Sierra meadows restoration in The Current here: