Wednesday, August 19
Forests across the globe, including those that blanket Vermont, have tremendous potential to help us mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration and storage. Increasingly, there are a number of programs that aim to compensate forest landowners for providing this important ecosystem service. These programs include both regulatory and voluntary forest carbon markets, which can be dizzying in their complexity. In this webinar, Dr. Caitlin Littlefield of UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources will help demystify forest carbon markets and discuss the ways that landowners can promote carbon sequestration and storage — via or independent of these markets. She’ll briefly discuss the important roles of both sustainable forest management and wood products with regards to carbon as well as how critical it is to simply keep forests forested in the face of global change.