Forest Alliance Virtual Annual Meeting October 23rd Focuses on Carbon, Awards

Are you interested in how Forest Carbon can help combat climate change and provide woodland owners more income? 

If so, you should check out the Forest Alliance’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting, which was held on October 23rd.

This year’s annual meeting, held online to avoid risk to members from COVID, included 3 presentations on different aspects of Forest Carbon and how woodland owners could potentially benefit from Forest Carbon markets.

Our keynote speaker, Eric Kingsley from Innovative Natural Resource Solutions (INRS), provided an overview of how forest carbon works and carbon credit programs that could be of use to forest landowners.

Dr. Laura Marx from The Nature Conservancy discussed a number of climate forestry/carbon projects now taking place in Massachusetts.

Our last presenter, Kathryn Morse from NCX, discussed NCX’s remote surveying carbon credit program that purchases credits for one year increments at no cost to the landowner.

Besides the forest carbon discussions, the Annual Meeting included presentations of MFA’s annual awards and a short business meeting.

The virtual meeting has been approved for 1.5 Massachusetts Forester continuing ed credits in Category I, 1.5 SAF CFEs in Category I, 1.0 Connecticut Forest Practitioner CEUs, and 2.25 Massachusetts Timber Harvester Continuing education credits.

The meeting is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.

You can download the Program Book from the meeting by clicking here.