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Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships
Findings from the U. S. Department of Energy's Regional Carbon Sequestratin Partnerships
Best Practices for Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

2011 West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestratin Partnership (WESTCARB) Phase II Reports for Oregon

2008 - West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) Phase I Reports for Oregon

West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) Phase I Reports for Oregon

Facilitators for Family Forestland Owners
  • American Forest Foundation™ Management Plan Guidance for Carbon Sequestration.  Guidance document for including carbon sequestration and carbon marketing into your management plan. Link courtesy of the American Tree Farm System’s Sightline Express (January 2011).
  • Dogwood Carbon Solutions is a landowner agency providing access to the emerging greenhouse gas emission market for farmers and forest landowners of all sizes. Dogwood Carbon is committed to linking conservation-minded landowners with available economic incentives in order to meet the goals of improved land management and ecosystem health. Thus far, Dogwood Carbon has developed carbon projects on nearly 200,000 acres of private land focusing on improved forest management, afforestation and grassland restoration projects in the Midwest and Southern United States. See also recent announcement with CE2 Carbon Capital LLC @ http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100623005241&newsLang=en.  (This information adapted from the Society of American Foresters E-Forester, June 25, 2010).
  • Northwest Natural Resource Group - NW Neutral - Bringing local landowners together with local businesses to buy and sell credible local carbon offsets
  • Woodlands Carbon Company - Woodlands Carbon helps family woodland owners access voluntary carbon markets.

News Articles


  • American Carbon Registry - the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the U.S. and one of the largest in the U.S. voluntary and pre-compliance markets. 
  • Carbon Calculator for Tree Planting Projects - A new Tree Carbon Calculator has been developed by the US Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research and approved by the California Climate Action Registry's Urban Forest Project Reporting Protocol for quantifying carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration from tree planting projects (courtesy of the Western Forest Leadership Coalition Update January 13, 2009).
  • Carbon Inventory Tools - A toolbox full of basic calculation tools to help quantify forest carbon for planning or reporting. Tools developed by the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.
  • Carbon On-Line Estimator (COLE) - A convenient way to customize the forest carbon yield tables developed for the Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases under Section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Developed by the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement and the USDA Forest Service. 
  • Carbon Trading Primer - A Primer for Forest Landowners -- National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
  • The CarbonFix Standard - A new international practical standard for the carbon accounting of forestation projects to facilitate forest projects in the voluntary market for carbon offsets.  CarbonFix  e. V., Stuttgart, Germany
  • Climate Change Briefing and Synthesis Papers - Examing Climate Change and Natural Resource Conservation in the Context of a Changing Landscape, Land Use and Natural Resource Economics Research Group, USDA Forest Service and Oregon State University.
  • Climate, Forests and Woodlands – Oregon State University Extension “eXtension” website providing information and resources that address climate change and forests including climate change models, climate-forest interactions and management/adaptation.
  • Climate Soluctions - Building the Biocarbon Economy - How the Northwest Can Lead - The biocarbon paradigm aims at leveraging plant growth and rich soils to halt the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and then to achieve a global turnaround.  By making nature a climate ally humanity can actually begin to draw down carbon dioxide toward levels that prevailed before we began massively consuming fossil fuels.  This is a series of briefings on biocarbon, specially focused on how the Pacific Northwest can mount regional initiatives to accelerate biocarbon progress.  For forestry, see:  Reinventing Forestry: Growing Ecosystem Services by Patrick Mazza, Research Director, Climate Solutions.
  • The Climate Trust is a non-profit organization that meet's Oregon's statutory requirements for developing carbon offsets through the monetary path approach to Oregon's carbon emission standard for non-regulated fossil fuel power plants.  The Climate Trust also develops carbon offset projects for other emitters and works to promote innovative climate change solutions and sound offset policies.
  • COMET-VR - The Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases-CarbOn Management Evaluation T ool (COMET-VR ) tool is a decision support tool for agricultural producers, land managers, soil scientists and other agricultural interests. Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service.
  • USDA Forest Service Global Climate Change Research
    Website source courtesy of Society of American Foresters, May 14, 2007 "E-Forester"  From the website: "As a land management agency, the USDA Forest Service has a unique responsibility to address questions about climate change mitigation and adaptation involving the many issues that challenge forest and rangeland owners, managers, and users. The agency's research and development focuses on questions about climate change impacts, such as the adaptation actions needed to increase resilience of forests and ranges to the effects of climate change; the potential of forests to mitigate atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration changes by storing additional carbon in living vegetation and forest products; and reducing fossil carbon use by increasing production of biofuels and substituting forest products for more greenhouse gas-intensive materials." 
  • Forests and climate change: A convenient truth - This 17-minute video presentation, produced by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Forestry Commission of the United Kingdom, shows how much forests can contribute to the mitigation of climate change, stressing the importance of reversing forest loss.  Link courtesy of FAO INFOSYLVA 2009-01.
  • Forest Trends' - Ecosystem Marketplace Forest Carbon Portal - Clearinghouse of information, feature  stories, event listings, project details, news, and market  analysis on land-based carbon sequestration projects—from forest to farm, throughout the world.  Information and resources are updated daily.  See the following reports:
  • National Biomass and Carbon Dataset -- High-resolution (30 meter), year-2000 baseline estimate of basal area-weighted canopy height, aboveground live dry biomass, and standing carbon stock for the conterminous United States. Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts. Courtesy of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s Climate Change and Forestry Electronic Electronic Journal and Newsletter CLIM-FO (April 2011).
  • Oregon's Climate Change Portal - Everything you wanted to know about how Oregon is addressing climate change. 
  • Taskforce on Adapting Forests to Climate Change 
  • Trexler Climate + Energy Services, Inc. (TC+ES)
  • U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Response to Climate Change Webpages -- Information about BLM’s three-pronged approach to climate change: 1) Landscape Approach; 2) Rapid EcoRegional Assessments; and 3) EcoRegional Direction. Link courtesy of the Society of American Forester’s E-Forester December 3, 2010.
  • U. S. Forest Service
    • Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) -  The Climate Change Resource Center is a reference Web site for resource managers and decisionmakers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation on lands in the West. While some of the information is east-coast relevant, it is likely that the CCRC will eventually expand to include more eastern-relevant content.
    • Ecosystem Services - This website is a one-stop shop and portal for a universe of information and literature about ecosystem services, including carbon-relevant literature.
  • US Forests and Carbon – Data compiled by the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station on carbon stored in US forests by state and sub-region (based on Forest Inventory and Analysis plot data) and reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency.  Link provided by US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Carbon Sequestration Newsletter (November 2010).
  • U. S. Global Change Research Program 
  • Winrock International, Forestry and Natural Resource Management