Creating Healthy Soils to Benefit Farmers, Ranchers, and Climate
From 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Please contact Kelsey Zito (Albers) with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530)906-8091.
The webinar is designed to provide basic information on the
principles, practices, and benefits of carbon farming, the science behind it,
benefits to farmers and ranchers, the role of carbon farm plans, and local
resources working to bring carbon farming to the tri-county region.
Jeff Creque: Carbon Farming 101 - Principles, Practices, Benefits
Torri Estrada: Policy, Funding, and Role of Climate Actions Plans
Sacha Lozano: RCDs and Carbon Farming on the Local Level
More Information on our Speakers
Jeff Creque - Co-founder, Marin Carbon Project & Director, Carbon Cycle Institute: Jeff brings thirty years of applied experience and theoretical training to the task of informing and facilitating the goals of the Marin Carbon Project. He is an agricultural and rangeland consultant and Natural Resources Conservation Service certified nutrient management planning specialist. In addition, he has many organizational affiliations including Founding Board Member, Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (Marin); Co-Founder, Bolinas-Stinson Beach Compost Project; Agricultural Director, Apple Tree International; and Co-Founder, West Marin Compost Coalition. Dr. Creque holds a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology from Utah State University and is a California State Board of Forestry Certified Professional in Rangeland Management.
|Torri Estrada - Executive Director, Carbon Cycle Institute: Torri has worked with non-profit, community-based, and public institutions to advance solutions to social and environmental justice, climate, and environmental issues for over twenty years. Previously, Torri was the program director at the Marin Community Foundation, where he managed the Foundation’s environmental grantmaking program and climate change initiative. He was also a program officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, where he managed its environmental justice, media reform, reproductive rights, and civil rights portfolios. Torri was the co-founder and a senior policy fellow with the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water; served as Director of the Latino Issues Forum’s Environment and Sustainable Development Program; and was a Program Director at Urban Habitat, where Torri managed the Brownfields and Community Revitalization Project and co-developed its Leadership Development Program. Torri holds an MS in Environmental Sociology and Policy (with an emphasis on environmental justice) from the University of Michigan, and a joint BS/BA degree in Environmental Science and Policy and Ecological Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley.|
Sacha Lozano - Program Manager, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County: Sacha Lozano leads the RCD’s work on agriculture and conservation, working with growers, landowners and private and public partners to advance sustainable management of water, nutrients, and soil in the County’s farmlands. He is also involved in a regional effort to assess the economic value of ecosystem services and return on investment resulting from conservation and stewardship actions, made possible through RCDSCC’s partnerships. Prior to joining the RCD in 2012, Sacha worked for four years at NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary as a bilingual education program coordinator, developing and implementing watershed and ocean literacy programs for Spanish speaking communities in the Monterey Bay area. He has an academic background in marine ecology and natural systems for wastewater treatment. He likes being outdoors, playing and listening to music, and surfing waves.