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February 15, 2012

Stacking Ecosystem Services Payments: Risks and Solutions

Healthy ecosystems provide many services to society, including water filtration, biodiversity habitat protection, and carbon sequestration.

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February 15, 2012

Insights from the Field: Forests for Climate and Timber

The Carbon Canopy is a novel partnership among companies, landowners, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that seeks to leverage markets for ecosystem services to increase the area of southern U.S. forests certified as sustainably managed.

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February 13, 2012

Uncertainties cloud state's carbon offset opportunities

ANDERSON, Calif. - Forestry's recognition as a carbon-friendly industry could provide lucrative opportunities for timberland owners in the emerging world of carbon credits.

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February 15, 2012

California cap-and-trade law spurs U.S. forest carbon projects

Now that California's carbon market has arrived, an Australian-based company that specializes in forest carbon offsets has jump started two forest projects with private landowners in the western U.S. The new company, Forest Carbon Partners, will make the projects available as carbon offsets for California polluters.

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February 10, 2012

Cash in on carbon: Timber firms can harvest profits from greenhouse gas initiative

California's call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 means new revenue for timber landowners willing to play the carbon-offset market.

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February 06, 2012

Bretford Reinforces Commitment to Sustainability by Achieving CarbonNeutral® Company Certification


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February 1, 2012

Buy Timber Stocks and Watch Your Money Grow on Trees

(MoneyMorning, Feb 1, 2012) - Chances are you've never considered timber stocks in your investing strategy.

But if that's the case, then you've been missing out.

Timber is a long-term investment that can reward your portfolio in good times, and protect it in bad.

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February 6, 2012

National forests hold the promise of green energy

Green energy is among the myriad reasons to keep our national forests open to the “many uses” intended by the Forest Reserve Act of 1891. Federally owned forests comprise 192 million acres. According to some estimates, nearly 80 percent of this total requires thinning to mitigate risk of fire.
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Jan. 26, 2012

USA - USDA: New Forest Planning Rule

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signaled the U.S.

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February 2, 2012

New Light in the Forest

Early next month, the Obama administration will finalize important and long overdue rules for the management of 155 national forests covering nearly 200 million acres.


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by Dr. Radut