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Saturday, December 7 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Montana Grasslands Carbon Program

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Challenge & Opportunity Healthy grasslands have significant potential to provide ranchers with important supplemental income arising from the public’s concern over climate change. A growing number of scientists believe grasslands hold even greater potential than tropical rainforests in their ability to draw dangerous carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and sequester the carbon deep in the ground. Motivated by the surging desire in consumers to reduce CO2, major companies are positioning themselves as leaders in the attempt to find effective ways to solve this problem.


Chris Mehus

Program Director, Western Sustainability Exchange
Born, raised and educated in Montana, I have been passionate about agriculture and conservation forever. WSE and our partner NativeEnergy is developing a first-of-its-kind carbon trading program for improved grazing practices. In the trial stages currently, we hope to create a broad... Read More →


Jess Alger

Farmer/Rancher, Alger Ranch
MOA Board MemberJess Alger graduated from MSU in 1971 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. He returned to the Alger family ranch near Stanford where he worked for his Dad until 1981, after which he bought the place. He first certified his cropland in 2000 and his cattle were certified... Read More →

Saturday December 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm MST
Summit Room Right

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