Family Forest Carbon Program webinar

February 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Vermont Woodlands Association

Vermont Woodlands Association, the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy will hold a Family Forest Carbon Program webinar on February 28th at 7 pm EST.

Developed by the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy, the Family Forest Carbon Program enables family forest owners in Vermont and the Northeast to access climate finance from carbon markets with the goal of increasing the adoption of climate smart forestry practices to grow more resilient forests, conserve biodiversity, add value to timber stands, and mitigate climate impacts.

This program provides landowners who are interested in managing their forests — when carbon is one of their top values — technical assistance and annual payments if they commit to either delaying harvest, or doing climate-smart forest harvests, for 20 years.

In this webinar, Sierra Giraud, Senior Forestry Manager (AFF), and Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives (TNC) will explain how the Family Forest Carbon Program works and how landowners can take part.

They will cover the basics of carbon markets, explain how the program works and its current status, how landowners enroll, what benefits they receive, and how the Verra- approved carbon accounting methodology works. They will also discuss how the program interacts with Current Use.

To take part in this webinar, register at:

This event is being hosted collaboratively by the Cold Hollow to Canada, Vermont Coverts, NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Audubon Vermont, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Vermont Woodlands Association, The Nature Conservancy, and The American Forest Foundation.