Compost and Fire: A soil carbon workshop

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The Yolo Land & Cattle and Yolo County RCD will be hosting the second in a series of workshops about compost application on rangelands. The program will be geared toward ranchers. Highlights include demonstrations of on-farm compost and fire fuel reduction techniques that store carbon and keep nutrients on the land. A light lunch will follow the program.
The workshop will be hosted at Yolo Land and Cattle at 24445 Co. Road 25 in Esparto on Tuesday, June 18, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
The speakers will be Dr. Jeff Creque from Carbon Cycle Institute, speaking on compost methods and considerations and Phil Dye of Prometheus Fire Consulting, speaking on prescribed fire’s benefits and challenges.  
For the past year, the RCD has been leading a 50-acre Healthy Soils demonstration project in collaboration with Yolo Land & Cattle Co., a long-time partner, advocate and practitioner of conservation practices on rangeland. Our project team includes Point Blue Conservation Science, Westside Spreading, and CASA Systems 2100. The project is currently measuring changes in net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide, soil organic carbon storage, and forage production.
This program is put on with partnerships with California Rangeland Trust, California Cattlemen’s Association, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, California Climate & Agriculture Network, Carbon Cycle Institute and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
To RSVP, please contact Alex Palmerlee at palmerlee@yolorcd.org.
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