Grassland Protocol Revision

The proposed revisions to the protocol include expanding start date options, expanding suitability threshold options, removal of optional accounting for shrub carbon, and other minor revisions to enhance usability. This protocol update is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number 69-3A75-16-025.

The draft protocol is now available for public review below; the “redline” version shows all changes made from Version 1.0 to draft Version 2.0. The protocol will be presented to the Reserve Board of Directors on January 18, 2017.

Public Workshop

The Reserve hosted a public webinar on November 15, 2016 to discuss the revisions to the Grassland Protocol. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available below.

Reserve Presentation
Workshop Video

Public Comments

The public comment period closed on November 30, 2016. The Reserve received two sets of public comments, available for review below.


Public comment period November 2 – 30, 2016
Public comment webinar November 15, 2016
Protocol approval by Reserve Board January 18, 2017

If you have questions about the Grassland Protocol update, please contact our policy staff at [email protected].