Michigan State University Forest Carbon and Climate Program
As part of their USDA funded Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP), Michigan State University has developed a series of great resource guides on forest carbon and climate. See the intro and guides HERE. A total of six guides will be available when FCCP completes the guide development. The individual guide links can be found below:
Background: Forest Carbon and Forest Carbon Management
Topic 1: Forest Inventory Data and Complementary Data Sources for Carbon Calculations
Topic 2: Understanding the Landscape of Modeling Approaches and Best Practices for Addressing and Interpreting Uncertainty
Topic 3: Accessing and Applications of FIA Data for Modeling
Topic 4: Forest Products Data and Modeling Considerations
Topic 5: Linking Forest Carbon Modeling with State Decision-Making
Topic 6: coming soon
Forest Carbon University – A Program of the Forest Landowners Association
Join the Forest Landowner Foundation for a webinar series to learn and engage with carbon market experts as part of FLA’s Forest Carbon University. There are six webinars to inform both landowners and foresters on how to navigate forest carbon markets. All webinars are free and open to all landowners and foresters.
References for Forest Science, Financial Markets and other information on this website:
Carbon storage and flux data by stand age for a Maple-Beech-Birch forest from Smith et al. (2006)
Domke GM, Walters, BF, Nowak, DJ, Smith, J, Ogle, SM, Coulston, JW and Wirth, TC. 2020. Greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, and urban trees in the United States, 1990-2018. Resource Update FS-227. Madison, WI: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 227:1-5. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-227.
Jenkins et al. 2003 allometric equations for sugar maple
Kosiba, AM. 2021. What is Forest Carbon? Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
Kosiba, AM. 2021. Forest Carbon Markets for Vermont Landowners. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
The Forest Carbon Working Group
United Nations. 2009. Press Conference on ‘CO2 Cubes – Visualize a Tonne of Change. https://www.un.org/press/en/2009/091201_Cubes.doc.htm
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Air Quality and Climate Division. 2020. Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Forecast: 1990 – 2016. https://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/aqc/climate-change/documents/_Vermont_Greenhouse_Gas_Emissions_Inventory_and_Forecast_1990-2016.pdf
Catanzaro P and D’Amato A. 2019. Forest Carbon: an essential natural solution for climate change. https://masswoods.org/sites/masswoods.org/files/Forest-Carbon-web_1.pdf
Catanzaro P, Ontl T, and Hagenbuch S. Forest Carbon Management and Climate Adaptation. December 11, 2019. https://youtu.be/cMZ1IDNJp5A
Beane J. 2012. Selling Forest Carbon: A practical guide to developing forest carbon offsets for Northeast forest owners. Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Resource006788_Rep9821.pdf (unh.edu)
Broadhead J, Kerchner C, Keeton WS, and Fuqua M. 2017. Forest Carbon Market Analysis and Assessment of Opportunities for Vermont’s Private Forestland Owners. Spatial Informatics Group.
Climate Policy Initiative. 2020. California Carbon Dashboard: Carbon Prices, the Latest News, and California Policy. https://calcarbondash.org/
Climate Change Response Center. Managing for forest carbon. https://forestadaptation.org/focus/forest-carbon-management
USGS. Carbon Sequestration to Mitigate Climate Change. CarbonFS.pdf (usgs.gov)
FOREST CARBON MARKETS & PROGRAMS -Information for forest landowners, NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. Carbon Markets Hub. https://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/carbon-markets/
Forest Proud. 2019. Fast Facts: Carbon. https://forestproud.org/2019/05/29/fast-facts-carbon/
Jantarasami L. 2020. Natural Carbon Solutions in U.S. Farms and Forests: Building a Policy Agenda for Congressional Action. The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Farm and Forest Carbon Solutions Initiative. https://bipartisanpolicy.org/report/natural-carbon-solutions-in-u-s-farms-and-forests-building-a-policy-agenda-for-congressional-action/
Jenkins DH. 2018. Carbon offsets: A viable opportunity for forest landowners. The Consultant. Association of Consulting Foresters. https://www.canr.msu.edu/fccp/partners-and-projects/forest-climate-working-group-learning-series/presentation-materials-(slides,-etc.)/FiniteCarbon%20ACF%202018.pdf
Keeton WS, VanDoren W, Kerchner C, and Fuqua M. 2018. Vermont Forest Carbon: A Market Opportunity for Forestland Owners. https://www.vlt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Vermont_Forest_Carbon.pdf
Kerchner CD and Keeton WS. 2015. California’s regulatory forest carbon market: Viability for northeast landowners. Forest Policy and Economics, 50: 70-81. http://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/wkeeton/pubpdfs/Kerchner%20and%20Keeton_2015_Forest%20Policy%20and%20Economics.pdf
Ontl et al. 2020. Forest Management for Carbon Sequestration and Climate Adaptation. Journal of Forestry 118(1): 86-101, doi:10.1093/jfore/fvz062. More information: forestadaptation.org/carbon
The Decomposition of Wood Products in Landfills in Sydney, Australia. Available from:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5672388_The_Decomposition_of_Wood_Products_in_Landfills_in_Sydney_Australia
Tucker, W. 2019. Debunked: Eight Myths About Carbon Offsetting https://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/articles/debunked-eight-myths-carbon-offsetting/
White AE, Lutz DA, Howarth RB, Soto JR. 2018. Small-scale forestry and carbon offset markets: An empirical study of Vermont Current Use forest landowner willingness to accept carbon credit programs. PloS one: 13(8):e0201967. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0201967