A Closer Look at RIPE’s Qualifying Practices: Riparian Herbaceous Covers

At RIPE, we continually work to expand the set of RIPE100 qualifying practices. This month, we are highlighting riparian herbaceous covers, which provide over $100 per acre in environmental benefits.

Riparian herbaceous covers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1 metric ton per acre, which is worth $51 per acre. The practice can also deliver big benefits, including nearly $800 in flood mitigation, over $750 in water quality, over $150 in biodiversity, and more than $30 in soil quality, reaching a total of $1,782 per acre.

Review our methodology and sources in the chart here and access our current list of proposed qualifying practices here