Brenner, John (USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Bancorp Tower, 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1200, Portland, Oregon, 97204; Phone: 503-273-2409; Fax: 503-273-2401; Email: 


Estimating Soil C Changes for the US 1605B Program ‘Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation’


John Brenner*, K. Paustian, M. Easter, K. Killian, J. Schuler, S. Williams


A system for voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions was established as part of the US policy for addressing global climate change issues.  The system is administered by the USDOE and has recently been revised and improved as part of the Administration’s Climate Change Initiative.  Emission reductions through agricultural activities, including soil C sequestration and reductions in on-farm fuel usage are included in the reporting system.  Here we describe the design, data sources and reporting capabilities of an on-line, web-based estimation tool that is included as part of the 1605B system.