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Sacramento County Climate Action Plan

The County of Sacramento Draft Climate Actin Plan (anticipated to be adopted in December 2022) includes Measure GHG-01: Promote and Increase Carbon Farming in Sacramento County. The measure states that the County will work with local farmers, ranchers, and land managers to promote and increase carbon sequestration on agricultural lands through the development of carbon farming plans. Set to develop the program in 2024 and reach maturation by 2030, the goals include indicators such as:

  • Application of compost instead of synthetic fertilizer to cropland
  •  Grazing management to improve irrigated pasture conditions
  •  Decrease in fallow frequency or addition of perennial crops to rotations
  •  Tillage reduced, eliminated, or changed to strip tilling