Maxbauer awarded support from Northfield SHARES for surveying soil

13 May 2022
Dan Maxbauer

Dan Maxbauer, Assistant Professor of Geology, has been awarded a grant from the Engeseth-Rinde Restoration Fund of Northfield SHARES for his project “Evaluating potential of enhanced weathering for carbon dioxide removal in the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area.” During 2022, this project will include soil sampling, analysis, and monitoring of CO2 flux in hopes of developing carbon offset markets that may benefit land-owners transitioning agricultural land back to more native environments. This work builds on a recent soil survey conducted at the site as part of a Geology Comps project and will add another dataset for the site to be available for future class and Comps projects.