Publisher description for The potential of U.S. grazing lands to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect / [edited by] R.F. Follett, J.M. Kimble, and R. Lal.

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The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect describes grazing lands, the areas they occupy, and their role in improving the environment. The book gives professionals and students insight into the two crucial issues: shaping policy and targeting research. The reader gets visual and graphic descriptions from the 98 figures included as well as east access to data from the 55 tables. It explores the extent grazing lands should be considered as potential carbon sinks, compares practices that result in soil carbon sequestration, and summarizes approaches for policy makers and research agencies.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Soils -- Carbon content -- United States.
Carbon sequestration.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- United States.
Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Rangelands -- United States.