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The USDA Forest Service has posted a free, 27-minute on-demand webinar originally delivered at the 2019 Restoring the West Conference, titled Using Fire to Build Soil Carbon and Water Holding Capacity. In this presentation, Dr. Deborah Page-Dumroese, a soil scientist with the USDA Forest Service, discusses loss of soil functions and what can be done, learning from a biochar model, and increasing soil water at the landscape scale....

Energy Corps member Michael Daniel explains how to build a Biochar Retort Kiln during a presentation at the National Center for Appropriate Technology's SIFT farm in Butte, Montana. He presents the benefits to using biochar as a soil amendment in a garden as well as various materials you can obtain on a budget....

Related ATTRA Publication: Biochar and Sustainable Agriculture A team of biochar producers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers have published a roadmap for future development of the biochar industry in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, reports Washington State University. The 184-page report, Biomass to Biochar: Maximizing the Carbon Value, assesses the current state of the biochar industry, identifies the barriers to its development as a key carbon-drawdown strategy, and recommends the research and development needed to overcome these barriers. The roadmap proposes strategic investments, including additional research and development, business support infrastructure, and collaborative policy development. The report also outlines a proposed long-term integrated...