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Forest Carbon

Forest growth provides and important carbon sink. The efficient management of forests for carbon sequestration is closely related to sustainable and ecological forestry practices that use nature as a model.

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NASA Satellites Help Quantify Forests’ Impacts on Global Carbon Budget

The forest carbon flux map from web application Global Forest Watch, and the accompanying study published in Nature Climate Change on Jan. 21, show these carbon fluctuations from forests in unprecedented detail.

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Carbon Markets

In the United States, several land trusts are already engaging in the carbon market. Advocacy efforts that support the development of legal frameworks that enable cap and trade or carbon offsets can further expand these programs throughout the United States and connect to international efforts to decrease carbon emissions through market mechanisms.

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Pacific Forest Trust: Carbon Projects to Mitigate Climate Change

The Pacific Forest Trust is a pioneer of approaches and standards used to create forest climate policies including carbon emissions reductions or offset projects which harness and protect the natural ability of forests to accumulate and hold carbon, acting as carbon “sinks” and providing essential climate benefits.

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NASA Supercomputing Study Breaks Ground for Tree Mapping, Carbon Research

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests. Not only could these trees be significant carbon sinks, but they also contribute positively to economies and the ecosystems of nearby human, animal, and plant populations.

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Blue Carbon

“Blue carbon” is the type of carbon that is stored by coastal wetland vegetation such as mangroves, seagrasses and salt marsh grasses. While protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems has a relatively low global mitigation potential due to their small distribution, these ecosystems can store carbon at high rates per hectare.

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Soil Carbon

Opportunities exist to improve soil management in order to increase carbon sinking or sequestration in agricultural and grassland systems.

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Funding Conservation with Carbon Sequestration – Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s carbon project covers more than 19,000 acres of the trust’s 33,700 Farm Cove Community Forest in eastern Maine, and registered nearly 200,000 offsets; each offset is equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide.

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Case Studies

While unified in their mission to protect the landscapes we love, land trusts across the nation are responding to resource management challenges in various ways. These case studies highlight examples different approaches to achieving strategic conservation planning, building resilience through vulnerability assessments, and adaptation and mitigation projects. Youth education efforts that provide introductory information about climate change that will be necessary for the conservationists of tomorrow are also highlighted. You can also search by region or by using the advanced search option.

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