Carbon Sequestration

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Carbon sequestration is the phenomena where atmospheric carbon gas is captured by plants, and is then stored in some solid or liquid organic form for a period of time. Carbon sequestration is often described in terms weight per area, however this ignores the rates of accretion or loss from sequestration over time. Common forms of sequestration are in wetland or benthic sediments, living and dead forest biomass, or in the built environment (buildings). This page is intended to gather evidence and analysis about the potential for carbon sequestration in the Salish Sea and methods of quantification.