State Forestry Policies for Carbon Benefits

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State Forestry Policies for Carbon Benefits

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The nation’s forests are vital for humans and the ecosystem, providing rural jobs and a multitude of useful forest products, as well as flood protection and water, soil and air quality improvements. Covering more than one-third of the country’s total land area, forests annually remove and store almost 15 percent of the total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

A number of states have developed policies to promote forest health, protect forestland and increase carbon sequestration. This webinar explores the current landscape of forests, the role of forests in sequestering carbon and highlight policy opportunities and state action. 

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  • Jad Daley is the director of The Trust for Public Land’s Climate Conservation Program. Daley coordinates The Trust for Public Land’s development of climate-smart cities through green infrastructure and strategic “resilient landscape” conservation targeted to climate change mitigation and adaptation. | Presentation
  • Rita Hite, executive vice president, American Tree Farm System, Woodlands, and Policy, American Forest Foundation, Co-Chair, Forest Climate Working Group. | Presentation
  • Jay Farrell, executive director, National Association of State Foresters, a non-profit organization comprised of forestry agency directors representing all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. | Presentation