Natural Climate Solutions
Conserving and restoring natural systems for carbon sequestration
The 2017 document Natural Climate Solutions by Griscom et al., the 2018 Oregon Global Warming Commission’s Forest Carbon Accounting Project Report, and the 2018 article Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones by Dybala et al. (all made accessible below) reinforce the urgency of conservation actions and the many options that may be pursued to help reduce our carbon emissions. Be it forest lands, agricultural lands, grasslands or wetlands—improved land stewardship offers a powerful carbon storage method and provides tremendous opportunities to cut emissions, while also improving habitat for wildlife and fish from ridgetops to reefs.