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Biochar is an Innovative Answer to Forest Health, November 13, 2018

Location: Park City, Utah

Background: Thirty-six participants attended the demonstration in Park City, where local feedstock was pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar as part of a forest health improvement project.

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: Summit County, Utah, USU Extension Assistant Professor Dusty Morgan, Utah Biomass Resources Group