Soil Carbon Research Project Opportunity

About NativeEnergy

NativeEnergy originates custom greenhouse gas emission reduction projects for companies and brands. Our focus is community-scale projects with high social impact. We work with companies to take action around climate by developing portfolios of these impact projects that drive value for those companies and their stakeholders. We also match companies with existing, high impact carbon reduction projects, as well as more mainstream commodity offset and renewable energy projects. We are proud to be a Public Benefit Corporation and a B Corp Best for the World honoree two years in a row. 

NativeEnergy provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, place of birth, age, veteran’s status, disability, or any other basis protected by state or federal law. Employment decisions are based on the qualifications of individual applicants or employees and the operational needs of the company.

Scope of Work

There is a need to support two soil organic carbon (SOC) improved grazing projects that are currently under development. The scope of work would include: 

  1. Conduct and present literature reviews (with underlying data used for the papers as directed by NativeEnergy) to document and provide analysis on existing SOC baseline stocks, as well as summarize research related to SOC accruals based on specific management practices within the project regions. 
  2. If additional analysis is needed (determined by the advisor at NativeEnergy) for a particular region, procure and analyze publicly available geospatial data (soil surveys, NDVI, remote sensing data, or other) to provide ranges of baseline SOC stocks in project regions. 
  3. Work with NativeEnergy’s Soil Carbon Project Developer to synthesize findings from literature review and geospatial data to provide recommendation on stratification and soil sampling for projects. 


NativeEnergy hopes to engage a student completing a graduate program in a relevant area of study (environmental management, natural resources, ecology, etc.) or an undergraduate student with relevant experience and interest. NativeEnergy will provide an advisor to work closely with the student to manage the scope of work and final deliverables during this 6 week period. Estimated 90 hours total, completion by late July (or 6 weeks from start date) with potential follow-up project based on findings from this scope. Flexible scheduling.


To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] by July 1.