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Our Work

IN-RICHES integrates science, policy, and community to advance innovative soil health solutions in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. We do this though investigation, collaboration, education, and exploration. 


  • Studying soil health, soil-water, and soil carbon dynamics as part of the CDA STAR+ program

  • Creating framework for a Colorado and regional soil health inventory

  • Establishing a regional soil health research network

  • Building a Colorado soil health inventory

  • Validating the COMET-Farm and COMET-Planner tools for the arid West

  • Investigating soil amendments of rangelands in Southeast Colorado

  • Co-hosting the first Rocky Mountain Soil Health Roundtable 

  • Convening stakeholders to align on integrated soil moisture monitoring infrastructure

  • Designing in-field decision support tools for soil health

  • Developing educational deliverables for the Colorado STAR+ Program

  • Designing an educational soil health exhibit for K-Gray audiences

  • Hosting open houses and educational workshops for urban audiences

Harvesting Crop Field
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