Erika Nortemann © The Nature Conservancy

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Mike Wilkinson

Climate-Smart Agriculture Outcomes: An Overview for Corn-Soybean Systems

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action’s (USFRA) report outlines the science behind carbon, water, and nitrogen cycles and their impact on soil health.

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Chris Helzer © TNC

Soil Organic Matter Protects U.S. Maize Yields and Lowers Crop Insurance Payouts Under Drought

Soil organic matter content appears to be an important predictor of resilience to the type of drought conditions that are likely to occur more frequently under future climate scenarios.

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Jason Whalen © Fauna Creative

Soil Carbon Science for Policy and Practice

Controversy about the role soils might play in climate change mitigation is undermining actions to restore soils for improved agricultural and environmental outcomes.

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Jason Whalen © Fauna Creative

Positive Impacts of Cover Crops on Multiple Soil Health Indicators

Adoption of cover crops by farmers can result in measurable, field-level changes in soil health.

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Devan King © TNC

The Role of Soil Carbon in Natural Climate Solutions

The practical implementation of soil carbon climate strategies lags behind the potential, partly because we lack clarity around the magnitude of opportunity and how to capitalize on it.

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Len Jenshel © TNC

Urban Tree Cover Disparity in U.S. Urbanized Areas

The Nature Conservancy conducted the first national survey of tree inequality, mapping urban tree canopy and temperature across 5,723 cities and towns in the U.S. 

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John F Marshall © TNC

Challenges to the Reforestation Pipeline in the United States

Meeting ambitious reforestation goals will require expanded capacity for seed collection, nursery production, workforce development, and improvements in planting treatment practices.

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Patrick McDonald © TNC

Lower Cost and More Feasible Options to Reforest the U.S.

The power of restoring forests as a natural climate solution depends heavily on how much new forest area we can gain. The good news is there are up to 133 million acres of opportunity in the United States to restore forest cover for climate mitigation.

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Joanna Gilkeson © USFWS

Effects of Cheatgrass Invasion on U.S. Great Basin Carbon Storage

Non‐native, invasive cheatgrass is pervasive in sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin of the western U.S., competing with native plants and promoting more frequent fires. As a result, cheatgrass invasion decreases biodiversity and alters carbon storage in the region. 

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