The Carbon Reduction Potential Evaluation Tool™, or CaRPE Tool, is a web-based interactive tool that allows users to quickly visualize and quantify greenhouse gas, or GHG, emission reductions resulting from the implementation of a suite of cropland and grazing land conservation management practices.
The CaRPE tool expands the utility of the data reported by COMET-Planner by layering cropland and grazing land acres data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture .
The tool provides a mechanism to quickly compare practices, their estimated costs, and where the greatest impact can be achieved across a state or region. The tool’s data and maps help policymakers and land managers prioritize efforts for cost-effective optimal climate benefits from agricultural management.
Dr. Jennifer Moore-Kucera, AFT’s climate initiative director, created this tool as part of the Farmers Combat Climate Change initiative .