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Guest opinion: Shooting for carbon negative development

by David Smernoff

One of the most daunting challenges of developing new housing in the wildland urban interface is increased fire danger. Fire resilient infrastructure and careful vegetation management are important elements of protecting our community from wildfire.

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David Smernoff is a Portola Valley resident and founding board member of the nonprofit Grassroots Ecology.


Posted by Linda Drey-Nightingale
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Sep 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Linda Drey-Nightingale is a registered user.

Although these are ambitious goals stated in the Guest Opinion piece, we need to realize that ambitious goals are what it will take to make a dent on climate change. Carbon sequestration in soils is a proven technology, as the author states, and could be implemented easily and with precision. Let's at least start there and work our way towards the other goals in the article!

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