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Unlocking Carbon Markets for Family Forest Owners in the Pacific Northwest – webinar
April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apr 28, 2020 2pm EDT / 11am PDT
Carbon markets can provide new income streams to forest owners and may help keep forest as forest. The Pinchot Institute for Conservation and partners ran a NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program aimed at helping forest owners in the Pacific Northwest learn more about forest carbon sequestration and carbon market opportunities. The program also piloted the use of traditional Farm Bill funding to help develop carbon projects on small family forests.
Josh Fain will discuss lessons learned from the program during this hour long webinar. Through the program, landowners had the opportunity to receive financial and technical assistance designed to help overcome transaction costs and related barriers that have prevented family forest owners from participating in carbon markets. This assistance was incorporated into stewardship planning and the adoption of conservation practices designed to improve forest health, generate income, and maintain their family’s forestland legacy.