2021 Webinar: How to Add More "Carbon" to Your Vocabulary
Carbon may be regarded as the most highly coveted forest product of the 2020’s. A benefit of trees is that they store and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making forests a natural climate solution. While foresters are familiar with measuring the number of boards and cords in a forest, less is known about how much carbon is found in an acre of woods. With a number of emerging markets that seek to pay landowners for the carbon in their trees, an increased understanding of the concepts and numbers behind forest carbon is needed. This presentation will provide several tips and resources for foresters and other natural resource professionals for integrating forest carbon in their work.
Additional Resources for carbon calculations:
- Measurement guidelines for the sequestration of forest carbon (USDA General Technical Report NRS-GTR-18)
- National scale biomass estimators for US tree species (Forest Science publication)
Date: Tuesday January 19, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Matt Russell, UMN Department of Forest Resources