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Will Land Management Help Meet Climate Goals?

Forests, farms and wetlands can make a big contribution to curbing emissions, New Jersey says

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – The Murphy administration now wants to use land management tools to capture carbon as part of its wide-ranging efforts to cut climate-altering greenhouse-gas emissions.

The state will look for ways to improve the use of natural and working lands so that they store or “sequester” carbon that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere. Proposed plans include preventing the development of forested areas, planting cover crops on fallow farmland, restoring degraded grasslands and defending coastal marshes that are being battered by rising seas …