Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership

Out of the Air-Into the Soil: Land Practices that Reduce Atmospheric Carbon

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"Out of the Air-Into the Soil: Land Practices that Reduce Atmospheric Carbon" was produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, North Dakota, in collaboration with the PCOR Partnership managed by the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center.

"Out of the Air-Into the Soil" premiered to the general public September 26, 2008, on Prairie Public Television and is the third in a series of documentaries being produced by the PCOR Partnership and Prairie Public Broadcasting.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas and the major component of our carbon footprint. Terrestrial CO2 sequestration is a way of reducing our carbon footprint using the natural ability of plants to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store the carbon in roots, stems/trunks, leaves, and soils. This 30-minute documentary shows examples from North and South America where effective landscape management is helping plants to absorb carbon as a first step toward reducing our carbon footprint. Learn more about the following projects:

  • Rainforest restoration in Brazil
  • Mississippi bottomland forest restoration in Arkansas and Louisiana
  • Fuel reduction, reforestation, and forest management techniques in California
  • Grassland and wetland restoration and no-till agriculture in the northern Great Plains

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