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What is the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative?


The Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) is galvanizing the region’s top biocarbon innovators–farmers, foresters, community leaders, and thinkers–to demonstrate the essential role that natural systems can play in reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to ensure long-term climate stability.

Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution

NI_Cover4By spearheading innovations that harness the power of natural systems, Oregon and Washington are at the forefront of addressing the three climate imperatives: (1) reduce reliance on fossil fuels; (2) remove existing carbon pollution; and (3) build resilience to withstand climate impacts. Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution explores the way that natural infrastructure solutions function and includes a variety of natural solutions at work throughout the Northwest.




The Northwest Biocarbon Summit:

Restoring Nature - Storing Natural Carbon

DMontgomeryA capacity crowd of over 160 thought leaders and innovators gathered on June 10, 2013 to participate in the first-ever Northwest Biocarbon Summit, held at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. Read what participants have to say about their experience at the Summit and check out the presentations and videos of many of the presenters. NBI Steering Committee member Mitch Friedman tells how he found hope and inspiration at the Northwest Biocarbon Summit, and Summit keynoter David Montgomery teams with Slayde Hawkins Dappen to explain why it's time to stop treating soil like dirt.


What is the Biocarbon Imperative?


With carbon dioxide now over 390 parts per million, scientists are suggesting “. . . humanity has already transgressed” the climate boundary, and point to 350 parts per million as the target to restore a “safe operating space for humanity.”  Read more.



TualatinTo learn more about biocarbon solutions and see them in action, meet our Innovation Partners and find out how their projects increase the capacity of the planet to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and view our videos of  some Northwest biocarbon leaders.




 For more information on the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative
contact Jenna Garmon, 541-868-7822

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