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NACD Forestry RPG Webinar – Is biochar a growth area for conservation districts?

08/11/2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This session is a part of the NACD Forestry Resource Policy Group’s (RPG) seven webinar series that will be held on Aug. 11. Learn more about the series and other sessions here.

A number of conservation districts have been involved in the production and use of biochar, which is believed to enhance soil health. This session will provide insight on the product and its uses and how conservation districts may become involved. This session will be moderated by Mike Beacom, NACD Forestry RPG Staff.

Presenter: Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates

Kelpie is an engineer and analyst with 30 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable forestry and resource conservation. As a consultant, Kelpie works directly with forest managers, the wood products industry, farmers and conservationists to develop systems for making biochar from waste biomass. She researches and teaches techniques for using biochar in compost and manure management, and presents many biochar workshops each year. See more about her work at

Presenter: Charlotte Trowbridge, Conservation Education Program Manager for Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Charlotte coordinates educational opportunities to raise awareness of natural resource issues and solutions across the Washington County’s rural, urban and forested lands.


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