Successful completion of this microcredential will require participants to:
- Determine goals for mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, watershed health benefit of selected site
- Choose appropriate nature-based carbon sequestration and storage strategies that will also support the long-term health and sustainability of a watershed
- Justify, using data and best practices, chosen nature-based strategies that increase carbon sequestration
- Validate carbon sequestration benefits with data
By the end of this training, learners will develop and present a plan to increase carbon sequestration using nature-based solutions that will also support the long-term health and sustainability of watersheds.
In order to develop competency, learners will:
- Understand the difference between climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
- Understand the fundamentals of carbon sequestration and storage by natural assets in watersheds
- Be able to Identify natural assets that have climate mitigation and adaptation capacity in their local area
- Identify threats to current natural assets impacting climate resiliency and carbon sequestration and storage capacity.
- Describe the importance of riparian zones for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
- Determine how nature-based strategies to sequester and store carbon can also meet climate adaptation goals.
- Identify threats to carbon sequestration and storage capacity for a watershed.
- Interpret information from a site visit to develop a strategy to sequester and store carbon that is appropriate to site conditions, the general watershed context and is climate resilient.