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Soil Carbon Study of Remnant and Restored Prairies

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 2:30 p.m.

Presentation by Resource Environmental Solutions

Ever wonder how much carbon a native or restored Texas coastal prairie can hold?

Soil carbon data set: Szuter, M., R. Thompson, I. Welsh, H. Thompson, M. Stahman, and S.C. Pennings. 2024. University of Houston Coastal Center soil carbon stocks in 2022 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative.

Photo Thanks to the support of coastal prairie enthusiast Beth Robertson, the University of Houston Coastal Center was able to accept a proposal by Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) to undertake a soil carbon baseline study at its facility at La Marque in Galveston County. Soil cores and vegetation surveys were performed at 77 sampling sites at the 925-acre UHCC facility, with the undisturbed soils of the central Aumann Prairie serving as the reference prairie. The study also included following the same sampling protocols at 15 sites at the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie in Harris County as a comparison prairie.

Photo UH Coastal Center hosted a presentation by RES on the results of its Soil Carbon Study of Remnant and Restored Prairies at the UH Coastal Center and the comparison to the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie managed by the Native Prairies Association of Texas. There was no charge for the event.

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Bellaire, TX 77401


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