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Climate change in a looming public health threat. Many of our tactics involve reducing emissions or building resiliency on our communities. Methods to reduce atmospheric carbon and return to storage have been overlooked. Recent changes in soil health concepts and carbon cycles are revolutionizing our approach to land management. This presentation will cover techniques building on the emerging concepts to regrow stable soil carbon stocks in our urban landscape.

James Doten, Minneapolis Health Dept.

Jim is currently the Supervisor of Environmental Services for the Minneapolis Health Department. Jim has an undergraduate degree is in Geology and is a licensed Professional Geologist. He also has a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in greenhouse gas accounting and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in sustainability. He has 32 years of experience in the environmental field with the past 7 years at the City of Minneapolis. Jim’s previous experience was in environmental consulting as well as a tour in Afghanistan as a hydrologist working on agricultural development. Return to Conference Schedule