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Expand the Project

Russell and the Chamberlin Ranch decide to expand past the initial trial. They receive some funding from the Food Action Plan (with help from Emily Miller and CEC) to really get the project off the ground.

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Team is Assembled

A team forms to assist with this including the Cachuma Resource Conservation District, the Community Environmental Council, UC Agriculture and Natural Resource, and other researchers from the UCSB/UC Cooperative Extension.

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Trials Begin

Russell is approached by members of the Marin Carbon Project. The Marin Carbon Project is a consortium seeking to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation. They begin a trial project, applying…

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CRCD starts Carbon Farm Plans

Cachuma Resource Conservation District starts to develop Carbon Farm Plans (working with farmers and ranchers to implement practices that increase carbon sequestration, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, etc.), Russell Chamberlin attends some meetings.

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CA Healthy Soils Grant

CEC applied in 2017 for a Healthy Soils grant through the California Department of Food and Agriculture in order to continue and expand the project at Chamberlin Ranch. The same team stayed on to assist with the project  There are…

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