What is the Family Forest Carbon Program?
Developed by the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy the Family Forest Carbon Program enables family forest owners in Vermont and the Northeast to access climate finance from carbon markets with the goal of increasing the adoption of climate smart forestry practices to grow more resilient forests, conserve biodiversity, add value to timber stands, and mitigate climate impacts.
This program provides landowners who are interested in managing their forests — when carbon is one of their top values — technical assistance and annual payments if they commit to either delaying harvest, or doing climate-smart forest harvests, for 20 years.
Are you a forest landowner? Want to learn more?
Join experts Sierra Giraud, Senior Forestry Manager (AFF), and Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives (TNC) for a webinar presentation and discussion of how landowners can become involved with the program. They will cover the basics of carbon markets, explain how the program works and its current status, how landowners enroll, what benefits they receive, and how the Verra- approved carbon accounting methodology works. They will also discuss how the program interacts with Current Use. There will be plenty of time for questions about the Family Forest Carbon program and how it is different from existing carbon market programs, so bring your questions!
This event is being hosted collaboratively by the Cold Hollow to Canada, Vermont Coverts, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Audubon Vermont, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Vermont Woodlands Association, The Nature Conservancy, and The American Forest Foundation.