Sonoma Biochar Initiative hosted the 2012 US Biochar Conference
For more on their work visit the SonomaBiocharInitiative.org website.
Our principal mission is to improve resource management while supporting sustainable agriculture and our urban communities. Our purpose is to provide technical assistance, education and funding sources to empower landowners to be committed stewards working to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and improve natural habitat.
The District is housed within the NRCS Petaluma Field Office and Area Office as well as next door to the USDA Farm Service Agency. The Petaluma Field Office staff serves the Marin and Sonoma County region and in addition to our District, they also partner with the Gold Ridge, Sotoyome, and Marin RCDs. The NRCS provides office space directly to our District as well as phone service, vehicle use, and access to an extensive technical library and respository of maps and aerial photography.