The Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program is a cooperative effort among the State forestry offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont to secure as much of the private forest carbon in the northeast region as possible in a 3-year period (2021-2024). The focus is on working forestland carbon. Each State Forester’s office has a forest carbon lead staffer and others will be trained as well in how to encourage private forest owners in the region to secure their forest carbon through carbon sales in the voluntary and compliance markets, through special management practices and through use of conservation easements.
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A Forest Carbon and Climate Adaptation Webinar Specifically for Forest Landowners – April 12, 2023- noon – 1:30 PM
Register in advance for this webinar (required): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VHJuPo4kQJaWCE_w7Xly6w
Are you wondering what to do about forest carbon, carbon markets and making your forest more resilient to the effects of climate change on your woods in the northeast? Join Dr. Alexandra Kosiba, the University of Vermont’s Extension Forester on Wednesday April 12, 2023 from noon to 1:30 PM. Dr. Kosiba will cover forests role in sequestering and storing carbon, what you can do to increase sequestration and storage in your forests and what your options are if you want to sell forest carbon in the carbon markets. She will also cover steps landowners and their managers can take to increase forest resilience to climate change by encouraging management actions that adapt forests to the effects of our changing climate. This webinar is designed specifically for forest landowners and sponsored by Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program.
Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba, PhD, is a forest ecophysiologist and Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry at the University of Vermont. As the Extension Forester, she creates resources and conducts applied research to help woodland owners, foresters, and decision-makers better understand the impacts of climate change and other stressors on Vermont’s forests and management techniques to improve forest resilience. She is Vermont’s representative to the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program. A licensed forester, Ali serves as a regional educator on forest carbon science and management and is the state lead on the Vermont Forest Carbon Inventory. She also works on various forest health topics, like planning and management for at-risk tree species, land planning for maintaining critical forest services, and forest monitoring. Before coming to UVM, she was the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation – and the first climate forester in the nation.