Associations/ Organizations:
www.soils.org
Soil Science Society of America is a progressive international
scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and
practices to sustain global soils. SSSA is the professional home for
6,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. It
provides information about soils in relation to crop production,
environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation,
waste management, recycling, and wise land use.
www.nrcs.usda.gov
US Dept of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation
Service
's Soil Survey Program- The National Cooperative Soil
Survey Program  is a partnership led by NRCS of Federal land
management agencies, state agricultural experiment stations and
state and local units of government that provide soil survey
information necessary for understanding, managing, conserving
and sustaining the nation's limited soil resources.
www.rodaleinstitute.org
Rodale Institute. Understanding how to create healthy soil to
make healthy food to foster healthy people has been the goal of
The Rodale Institute's research since it's inception in 1947. **
   
   
BioChar Orgs & Info:
www.biochar-international.org
International Biochar Initiative is a registered non-profit
organization supporting researchers, commercial entities, policy
makers, development agents, farmers and gardeners, and others
committed to supporting sustainable biochar production and
utilization systems that remove carbon from the atmosphere and
enhance the earth’s soils. ***
terrapreta.bioenergylists.org
BioEnergy Lists: Terra Preta (Biochar) Information on the
intentional use of Biochar (charcoal) to improve soils. Blog about
projects. ***
www.biorefinery.uga.edu
Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program- Driftmier
Engineering Center at the University of Georgia, Athens. Lots of
info here. ***
www.biochar.org
BioChar.org Site of Christoph Steiner, an expert on Biochar-
teaches at the University of Georgia.
www.css.cornell.edu
Soil Biogeochemistry & Soil Fertility Management Program
at Cornell. Research- investigation of nutrient and carbon
dynamics as affected by black carbon (such as in Terra Preta de
Indio in the Amazon), new insights into sulfur and carbon
biogeochemistry in soil, nutrient and carbon dynamics in tropical
forest and agricultural watersheds, and the development of biochar
soil management.
   
   
BioChar News & Reports:
www.newscientist.com
New Scientist Magazine. Article-"One last chance to save
mankind" James Lovelock cites biochar as the last chance we have
to save humankind from catastrophic climate change. 23 January
2009.
www.ehponline.org
"Biochar: Carbon Mitigation from the Ground Up"
Environmental Health Perspectives.
opencrs.com
"Biochar: Examination of an Emerging Concept to Mitigate
Climate Change
" CRS Report for Congress by Kelsi S. Bracmort,
February 3, 2009.
   
   
Carbon Sequestration:       see Reports below as well...
www.fao.org
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.     
Carbon Sequestration in Dryland Soils.
csite.esd.ornl.gov
Consortium for research on Enhancing Carbon
Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems
(CSiTE) is a multi-
institutional  research effort involving Argonne, Oak Ridge, and
the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and partnered
Universities. CSiTE’s goal is to identify potential approaches for
enhancing terrestrial carbon sequestration as a partial mitigation of
CO2-induced climate change.
www.climateandfarming.org
Soil Carbon Sequestration and Nitrogen Management
for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
" Paper- Cornell University.
PDF.
soilcarboncenter.k-state.edu
Soil Carbon Center, Kansas State University. News, Research,
and Information on Policy Industry, Scientists, the Public and
Agriculture. Up to date news...
cff.wsu.edu
Climate Friendly Farming Research & Demonstration
Project
 seeks to understand the interconnections between climate
change, greenhouse gas emissions and agriculture in an effort to
reduce agricultural emissions of greenhouse gases, improve soil
carbon sequestration of carbon dioxide, and develop bioenergy,
biofuels and bioproducts from agriculture that offset the
combustion of fossil fuel carbon. Washington State University. Not
updated since 2006, but some good info here.
   
   
Data:
globalsoilmap.net
Global Soil Map- accurate, up-to-date and spatially referenced
soil information. An initiative of the Digital Soil Mapping Working
Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences .
cfpub.epa.gov
US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Data; Publications. Soil reports, papers, etc...
   
   
Education:
www.soils.org
Soil Science Society of America has developed a variety of
materials to teach and educate all age groups about the
importance of soils in everyday life. Soils Lessons Page,
Smithsonian Soils Exhibit Page, Young Scientists' Soil Glossary,
K-12 Educational Resources, and excerpts from SSSA's book,
"SOIL! Get the Inside Scoop".
   
   
Grassland:
www.grasslandfoundation.org
Grassland's Foundation's mission is to  create a system of
protected grassland natural areas based on principles of
conservation biology; to integrate grassland biodiversity protection
and planning into local, state, and federal public policy; and to
increase the amount of public and private funding to create and
manage protected grassland natural areas.
www.nrcs.usda.gov
USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service- Grassland
Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the
opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance grasslands on their
property.
   
   
News:
soil-science.info
Soil-Science posts soil related articles focused on Agriculture;
Climate Change, Environmental Microbiology; Geographic
Information; Nutrient Management; On-Site Wastewater; Organic
Farming; Science Education; Soil Forensics; Water Quality; and
Wetlands.
   
   
Peat:
peatsociety.fi
International Peat Society is an international, non-governmental
and non-profit organization with approx. 1,300 members from 38
countries dedicated to fostering the advancement, exchange and
communication of scientific, technical and social knowledge and
understanding for the wise use of peatlands and peat.
   
 
Reports:
cfpub.epa.gov
US EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Data; Publications. Soil reports, papers, etc...
www.climateandfarming.org
Soil Carbon Sequestration and Nitrogen Management for
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
" Paper- John M. Duxbury.
Department of Crop and Soil Science, Cornell University, PDF.
   
   
Research/Resources:
www.nrcs.usda.gov
US Dept of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation
Service
's Soil Survey Program- The National Cooperative Soil
Survey Program  is a partnership led by NRCS of Federal land
management agencies, state agricultural experiment stations and
state and local units of government that provide soil survey
information necessary for understanding, managing, conserving
and sustaining the nation's limited soil resources.
soilcarboncenter.k-state.edu
Soil Carbon Center, Kansas State University. News, Research,
and Information on Policy Industry, Scientists, the Public and
Agriculture. Up to date news. Lots of helpful info here. No-till
info.***
www.climateandfarming.org
Climate and Farming site provides a unique and comprehensive
set of resource materials to help farmers make practical and
profitable responses to climate changes.
www.css.cornell.edu
Soil Biogeochemistry; Soil Fertility Management Program at
Cornell
. Research- investigation of nutrient and carbon dynamics
as affected by black carbon (such as in Terra Preta de Indio in the
Amazon), new insights into sulfur and carbon biogeochemistry in
soil, nutrient and carbon dynamics in tropical forest and
agricultural watersheds, and the development of biochar soil
management.
ag.arizona.edu
Soil, Water and Environmental Science Dept of the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona in
Tucson. Soil research interests.
www.rodaleinstitute.org
Rodale Institute; research comparing organic and non-organic
farming in the United States, welcomes farmers to use their free
online tools.  Understanding how to create healthy soil to make
healthy food to foster healthy people has been the goal of The
Rodale Institute's research since it's inception in 1947. **
   
   
Standards:
www.iso.org
International Organization for Standardization. International
Standards for Business, Government and Society. Soil quality-
Pedology Standards.
   
“The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all.”
Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America , 1977
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