2021 Webinar: Alternative Revenue Sources from Forest Land: Carbon Credits and Spruce Tops

We heard from the American Forest Foundation's Jonathan Shears on the ambitious new Family Forest Carbon Program they've developed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. To date, nearly all but the largest-acreage family forest owners have been left out of carbon opportunities – such as carbon markets – that could help them overcome the costs of forest management and conservation. This new program aims to change that.

Then, we heard how a northern Minnesota county land department has managed sales of spruce tops for use in holiday and seasonal decorations. While potentially lucrative, selling spruce tops must be managed carefully to ensure sustainability over the long term. Carlton County land commissioner Greg Bernu will share his experience and lessons learned. 

Date: Tuesday June 15, 2021 from 9am-10am
Speaker: Jonathan Shears, Family Forest Carbon Program and Greg Bernu, Carlton County Land Commissioner 

Details on our 2021 webinar series

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Kaitlyn Wilson at kaitlynw@umn.edu.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115