Professional Short Course  

Understanding Forest Carbon Management is an intensive, online short course designed to provide a robust introduction to the benefits of forest land management specific to carbon while offering clear action paths. Topic areas include carbon cycle and storage science, domestic and international policy overview, project case studies, management considerations, measurement basics, and available tools and support.

This course is offered by the Michigan State University Department of Forestry Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP) in partnership with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) and the USDA Northern Forest Climate Hub (USDA Hub).

Registration and Enrollment

Course Period 1 will run from July 15 - October 15. Registration for this course period will close on August 20, 2019. Course Period 2 will run from November 15 - February 15 and Course Period 3 from March 15 - June 15. 

Registration is open at our MSU Department of Forestry official storefront. Click the link below to be taken to the storefront to purchase the course.


You will receive communication from an online education specialist within 1-3 business days of your course purchase. This message will include instructions to create your course login and password. 

Informational Session 

FCCP Program Director, Lauren Cooper, hosted an informational webinar on the short course in June 2019. This session included a quick overview of the FCCP, the short course, the online learning environment, a preview of course content, and how to register and enroll.  

A recording of this session can be found below.





The course will run during the following periods: 

  • July 15 - October 15
  • November 15 - February 15 
  • March 15 - June 15 

Please specify during registration which course period you would like to join. 


  • Special pricing available for a limited time
  • Course currently discounted 50% to $425



Time Required: 

  • 6-8 Weeks 
  • Self-paced

Intended Audience: 

  • Natural resource professionals; Extension agents
  • All interested individuals are invited to participate 

More Information

Email for more information. 

Interest Form

If you are interested in learning more about this short course and would like an invitation to register once opened, please submit your information below. (* indicates required)

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