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Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management

This self-guided lesson gives a brief introduction to carbon science, forest carbon policy, carbon markets, and forest carbon management. This interactive learning experience was developed by the Michigan State University Department of Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS).

Throughout the module, there are additional resources, tools, and learning opportunities which can be explored for more information on forest carbon decision-making. You will learn about climate change in relation to forests, how carbon is stored in forests, how policies incentivize carbon storage, and how management practices can impact carbon storage.

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The expected time commitment for this module is about 25 minutes, additional time is recommended for exploring outward links and interactive features. This module is a standalone component of a larger professional development program.

Click here to begin the module