Forest Values and Carbon Markets: Opportunities for Minnesota

Save the date! February 25-26, 2009

Forest Values and Carbon Markets: Opportunities for Minnesota
A conference of Blandin Foundation’s Vital Forests/Vital Communities Initiative
Cloquet MN, February 25-26, 2009

In 2006 and 2007, the Blandin Foundation convened conferences at St. John’s University to introduce forestry professionals and woodland owners to tools to foster sustainable forestry practices.  These conferences advanced a shared strategic vision and action plan to increase the number of acres of family forest land with Forest Stewardship Management Plans from the current 1.3 million to 2.3 million by 2015.

This event picks up where those two left off: This time around we’ll focus on carbon credit payments and the role of managed forests in climate change.

Confirmed speakers so far include Will Steger, Chuck Leavell, Mark Seeley, representatives from the Chicago Climate Exchange, and many others.  Event organizers include the Minnesota Society of American Foresters, Minnesota DNR, Blandin Foundation’s Vital Forests / Vital Communities initiative, Dovetail Partners, and the University of Minnesota.

Mark the dates on your calendar now and watch for more info on this event.  We hope to see you there!

Eli 's work addresses Minnesota forest ecology & management. He's based in St Paul.

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