Biochar Demonstration, November 30, 2017
Location: Castle Dale, Utah
Background: Thirty-four participants attended this event where Russian olive trees were pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar.
Objective: The objectives of these projects are to introduce a new method for making biochar that is portable, low-cost, and widely accessible. By introducing this technique to the Utah wildland fire community, arborists, Extension agents, loggers and landowners as a means of hazardous fuels reduction, the UBRG hopes to encourage the use of kilns for making biochar and as a result, reduce hazardous fuels in Utah.
Partners: Natalie Conlin, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, Emery County Extension Agent Dennis Woorwood, Utah Biomass Resources Group.