Paying for pasture carbon called tricky issue

Western Producer, April 11, 2019, by Barbara Duckworth.

Paying ranchers for carbon sequestration in grasslands is on the Alberta government agenda but it could be challenging to put into practice.

“It is going to take some time to get done,” said Alastair Handley, founder and president of Carbon Credit Solutions based at Airdrie, Alta. The company has about 3,000 growers involved in generating carbon credits on cultivated land.

The federal government carbon market program is also considering generating credits from forestry, agriculture and biowaste. If that program comes into effect, a rancher who restored a riparian area, changed grazing practices or made other improvements could generate credits. Read the full carbon sequestration article in Western Producer.