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Capturing Carbon
with Plants

Our Mission

Terraffirm addresses climate change by developing and testing low cost carbon containment methods and by promoting the use of prescribed fire to reduce the frequency and intensity of large scale wildfires.


Carbon Storage in Marginal Lands

Lignin, produced by plants to give them structural strength, is resistant to decomposition for decades or even a century. Genetic modifications may allow us to increase both the amount of carbon stored in the soil and its resistance to decomposition.


Fighting Fire with Fire

Prescribed fire is the most efficient fuel reduction treatment used to remove or reduce dense vegetation that is fuel for wildfires. Dense vegetation can create intense fires that burn quickly and endanger nearby communities.

Our Projects


Carbon Sequestration in Marginal Lands

An investigation of the feasibility of using existing or genetically modified plant communities to store carbon in the soil in lands unsuitable for crops.


Wood Stack Preservation

An experiment to determine the rate of decomposition of wood in slash piles as it relates to stack foundation, design, and cover type.


Carbon Sequestration through Wood Burial

Experiments to determine the rate of decomposition of wood buried in the soil.


Biochar Workshop

A project to educate and advocate for the use of biochar production in hazardous fuels reduction treatments

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