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

Our robust list of qualifying conservation practices deliver public benefits — including soil health, clean water, water conservation, wildlife conservation and climate mitigation — valued at more than $100 per acre or animal unit. Riparian herbaceous covers is one of these approved practices.

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