Robert Parkhurst is the founder of Sierra View Solutions, a consulting company focused on generating new revenue streams for farmers, ranchers, and forest owners through environmental markets. Mr. Parkhurst has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing environmental markets. He has investigated practices that: reduce methane from dairy cow and the cultivation of rice; sequester carbon in forests and on grasslands; and reduce nitrous oxide emissions from corn, almonds, tomatoes and wine grapes. Mr. Parkhurst has been involved in the development of more than 10 offset protocols from refrigerant destruction to landfill gas destruction to more than seven different agriculture focused protocols. He is currently working with food, forest, and agriculture companies to design and implement policies and environmental markets that help them meet their climate goals.
Mr. Parkhurst has also served on multiple government advisory boards and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Climate Policy and Rangeland Ecology & Management. Prior to Sierra View Solutions, he worked as the Director of Agriculture Data and Markets at the Environmental Defense Fund.