Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of NRCS’ Applied Practices

Clint Thompson USDA-NRCS


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with agricultural producers to deliver voluntary climate solutions through climate-smart production decisions and practice applications. They have established conservation practice standards to guide the design, installation and maintenance of conservation practices. There are approximately 35 NRCS conservation practice standards that deliver quantifiable carbon sequestration and/or greenhouse gas reductions.

On Thursday, April 29 at 3 p.m. ET, NRCS will conduct a webinar to discuss the greenhouse gas benefits of NRCS applied practices.

Dr. Adam Chambers will provide an overview of the quantification methodologies used by NRCS to estimate those potential climate benefits from NRCS practices like windbreaks, cover crops, no-till and many more. The benefits of these voluntary practice standards represent the direct benefits, co-benefits and ancillary benefits of working lands conservation.

Chambers leads Environmental Markets activities under NRCS’s Energy and Environmental Markets team. Chambers’ work focuses on leveraging markets that value ecosystem services and building strategic partnerships that result in more conservation on the ground. His current focus is on implementing conservation practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon sequestration in soils.

No registration is required for the webinar. You can access the webinar shortly before 3 p.m. ET at: (Some participants have experienced difficulties accessing via Internet Explorer, so an alternate browser is recommended.)

If you are not able to take part in the webinar, it will be recorded and archived for later viewing on the NRCS Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series website.