Biochar benefits studied in the Blackfoot Valley

By Jean Pocha, Pathfinder Correspondent

GOLD CREEK Emerging technology and forest product utilization was the focus of the forest tour in the Gold Creek area Oct. 25.

More than two dozen people observed the Tigercat Carbonator 6050 make biochar out of slash piles as part of forest thinning and fuels reduction work done on land managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service and private landowners.

Land managers discussed biochar production in the Blackfoot and challenges of implementation.

"The ultimate goal of the biochar project was to reduce the...


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