The Climate Action Reserve has developed an agriculture sector Nitrogen Management Project Protocol to provide guidance on how to quantify, monitor, and verify greenhouse gas emission reductions from improving nitrogen use efficiency in crop production. The protocol was first adopted by the Reserve Board in June 2012.
- Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Version 2.0 (October 17, 2018)
- Nitrogen Management Project Protocol Summary
The Nitrogen Management Project Protocol is not currently undergoing revision.
Protocol Companion Documents & Tools
The relevant forms that a Project Developer may need to complete in order to submit and register a nitrogen management project are located on the Program and Project Documents webpage. Located below are tools pertinent to protocol eligibility and quantification.
|Document/Tool (version)||Description||Protocol Version Relevance|
|Eligibility Lookup Tool v1.0||The Reserve has developed a Nitrogen Management Eligibility Lookup Tool to assist with determining eligibility of projects using the Nitrogen Management Project Protocol. Request a copy from [email protected].||Version 2.0|
|NMQuanTool v1.0||The Reserve has developed a Nitrogen Management Quantification Tool to assist with the quantification of projects using the Nitrogen Management Project Protocol. Use of the tool is mandatory for all projects. Request a copy from [email protected].||Version 2.0|
Protocol Development & Previous Versions
Use the links below to access information about the protocol development process of the Nitrogen Management Project Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.
Click a version of the protocol below to access more information:
- Version 2.0 (October 17, 2018)
- Proposed Protocol Expansion (December 2013)
- Version 1.1 (January 17, 2013)
- Version 1.0 (June 27, 2012)
Please contact the Policy Team with questions or comments.