If you see rows of bright orange stakes near the Logan and Bear Canyon exits or near Bozeman Pass along I-90, you are looking at a roadside carbon sequestration experimental plot. WTI’s Rob Ament has been dodging the dodgy spring weather to construct experimental plots to determine if changing three different management practices of roadside vegetation and soils can increase existing levels of carbon capture and storage. The project, “Evaluating Management Options to Increase Roadside Carbon Sequestration,” is sponsored by the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC) in collaboration with MSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) Professors Scott Powell and Tony Hartshorn.
Big Horn Sheep in Big Sky: The online edition of “Explore Big Sky” recently featured an editorial on the dangers to wildlife and motorists on Highway 64. The article, entitled “Death of an Icon,” quoted WTI Program Manager David Kack, who discussed possible safety solutions for the road through Big Sky. The full article is available athttp://www.explorebigsky.com/editorial-death-of-an-icon/18284