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Carbon Opportunities for Forest Owners

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 23, 2022

Free

Learn about managing your trees for carbon sequestration and emerging carbon credit opportunities for forest owners at this free virtual symposium on Thursday evenings starting June 9th. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

https://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/carbonsymposium/

 

Carbon Opportunities for Forest Owners

A virtual symposium for forest property owners

Carbon sequestration for fun and profit

One of the most important ecosystem services our forests provide is carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change. This ecosystem service can be monetized in the form of carbon credits, where governments and corporations looking to offset their carbon emissions pay landowners to grow trees. Carbon credit markets have been around for years, but there have been few opportunities for people with small forest ownerships to participate. New market opportunities are emerging, though, which may finally make forest carbon payments for local small forest landowners a reality.

If you own wooded property, especially wooded property in King County, be sure to join us for this free virtual symposium to learn about emerging market opportunities for carbon credits. For property owners who are not interested in carbon credit payments but simply want to do their part to mitigate climate change, we will also talk about management strategies for carbon sequestration both in the forest and through generating long-lived wood products.

While part of the focus of the symposium will be King County, much of the content of this symposium will be applicable region-wide.

Topics covered

  • How forests sequester carbon above and below ground
  • Carbon sequestration over the life of a forest
  • Wood products and life cycle analysis
  • Two companies currently offering carbon credits to small forest landowners
  • Future carbon credit opportunities through King County
  • A small forest landowner’s view of current carbon market opportunities

When and where

Dates and times

This virtual symposium comprises three Thursday evening sessions. The sessions will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on June 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 2022. Different topics will be covered each evening.

Can’t make it on those dates? No problem! Please register anyway for access to the recordings. All registrants will receive links to the recordings by email after each session.

Where

This virtual symposium will be held online via Zoom. Connection instructions will be provided upon registration.

Registration

This virtual symposium is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online now.

Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/#carbon

Venue

Online via Zoom
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Organizer

WSU Puget Sound Extension Forestry
Email:
kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu
Website:
https://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/