Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series
The Forest Carbon and Climate Program is partnering with the Forest-Climate Working Group to offer a curated Learning Exchange Series on forest carbon and climate issues to group members and the public.
The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), a diverse group of forest interests including landowners, industry, conservationists, academia and carbon market interests, has worked together for more than eight years to leverage the full potential of U.S. forests and forest products to provide climate change solutions. This group seeks to engage their members in learning experiences to grow internal knowledge and capacity in the group, bring into new ideas and expertise, and inform current and upcoming discussions on policy and strategy around the topic of forest carbon management.
2019-20 Learning Exchange Series Speaker Lineup
To register for a session, click to image below to view a shareable PDF with registration links embedded or scroll down to see a full list of upcoming sessions.
October 2nd, 2019: Forest Carbon Soil Partnership - Assessment Management Impacts, Vulnerability, and Policy Implications
Speakers Luke Nave, Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan, and Kendall DeLyser, Forests and Climate Manager at American Forests, will overview quantitative estimates of soil organic carbon change under differing forest management practices and affected decision-making for land managers and policy makers. The geographic focus of this session will be the Central Appalachians/Mid-Atlantic ecoregions and the State of Maryland.
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GJTYBz3vR1uvBoZHrR36Hw
November 6th, 2019: Policy I - Federal Outlook for Forests, Carbon, and Climate
Speakers include Alix Murdoch, American Forests, and Rita Hite, American Forest Foundation.
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oorioLbiR4ybizg3RDIArg
December 4th, 2019: Policy II - State Policy Advancing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate
Speakers include David Ford, L&C Carbon, Stephen Long, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and John Bartow, Empire State Forest Products Association
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_60GLftQzT_OkkRssZQcP3g
January 8th, 2020: Opportunity Assessments for Natural Climate Solutions
Speaker includes Joe Fargione, The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l47l9OpTRJyBaBiglSHU7g
February 5th, 2020: Federal Planning and Capacity Building for Carbon
Speakers include Duncan McKinley and Alexa Dugan of the US Forest Service (USFS) Office of Sustainability and Climate.
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aX-86c7FSdeKQuenv2dRrg
March 4th, 2020: Natural Working Lands' Regional Learning Labs Outcomes and State Examples
Speakers include Claire Jahn and Taryn Finnessey of the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA), Kristen Schmidt of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), and Jad Daley of American Forests.
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G0L4cCh9QTGzhIewU5yOBw
April 1st, 2020: Tribal Forests and Forest Carbon - Activity and Interest in North America
Speaker includes Bryan Van Stippen of the National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC).
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MrL8u0EpQ-WHBWCfbkHHpQ
May 6th, 2020: Wood Utilization I - Carbon Storage at the Building Scale
Speaker includes Indroneil Ganguly, University of Washington.
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MnP7q3IyTf-6rhc1F_d4xw
June 3rd, 2020: Wood Utilization II - Land Use and Global Outlook
Speaker includes Mark Wishnie, The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
More information / Register: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZHCXHfiFRDadSksMDKVDGQ
To review materials and recordings of past learning sessions, please visit the links below:
2018-19 Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series
Published on July 10, 2019
Speaker Sarah Wescott, Forest Program Manager at Climate Action Reserve, presents "Carbon Market Opportunities and Project Development Tools for Forest Owners".
Published on June 5, 2019
Speaker Michael Catania, Executive Director of Duke Farms, presents "Natural Climate Solutions in New Jersey: Rejoining RGGI and a Case Study of Duke Farms".
Published on May 8, 2019
Josh Parrish of The Nature Conservancy, along with Rita Hite and Christine Cadigan of American Forests Foundation will overview the Family Forest Carbon Initiative.
Published on April 3, 2019
Speakers Kelley Hamrick and Stephen Donofrio of Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace present on forest carbon markets, providing an overview of past and future opportunities.
Published on March 6, 2019
In this session speakers from The Nature Conservancy will present "Climate Action in Coal Country - Forest Carbon and Renewable Energy as Economic Diversification Approaches".
FCWG 2018-19 Learning Exchange Series Session: Rebecca Turner, State Leadership on Forest for Climate
Published on October 18, 2018
Speaker includes Rebecca Turner, Vice President and Chief of Staff, General Counsel at American Forests, who presented in collaboration with Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests.
2017-18 Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series
Published on June 12, 2018
This session is the third in a series on current topics and issues in domestic forest carbon policies and management approaches for a changing climate. Selected speakers include Katherine Nelson and Marian Honeczy.
Published on April 9, 2018
This session is the second in a series on current topics and issues in domestic forest carbon policies and management approaches for a changing climate. Selected speakers include Rachel Steele and Bill Gould of the USDA Climate Hubs.
Published on March 21, 2018
This session is the first in a series on current topics and issues in domestic forest carbon policies and management approaches for a changing climate. Selected speakers include Jeff Williams, USDA NRCS, and Rita Hite, American Forest Foundation.
Published on October 30, 2017
"Selected Speakers from the FCWG Annual Meeting, September 27th" is the third in session in the Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Series.
Published on September 3, 2017
"The Washington State New Forestland Preservation Grant Program" is the second in the Forest-Climate Working Group Series.
Published on July 1, 2017
Forest Carbon in the Changing Political and Physical Landscape is the first in a series on current topics and issues in domestic forest carbon policies and management approaches for in a changing climate.