NBCLT Launches Carbon Outreach Program

On June 1st, 2016, the New Brunswick Community Land Trust launched Phase 2 of their Carbon Trust Research Program. Funded by the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and delivered in partnership with Community Forests International, the Carbon Trust Research Program is committed to investigating the potential of a forest carbon offsetting program in the province of New Brunswick.

Phase 1 of the Program involved evaluating forest carbon offsetting’s potential to serve as a self-financing mechanism for land trusts in the province of New Brunswick. Through this Phase, a research report was drafted, providing a general overview of forest carbon offsetting, and assessing multiple case studies to determine the best practices and lessons learned of organizations that have entered the carbon market.

Phase 2— the Outreach Phase— now aims to engage with private woodlot owners throughout the province in order to share the emergent opportunity of forest carbon offsetting, and gather their input on the types of easements they would like to see offered by the NBCLT.

This phase of the Carbon Trust Research Program will allow the NBCLT to gauge landowners’ interest in carbon offsetting, and will open direct lines of communication between the Trust and private woodlot owners. Several outreach events will be hosted through forest products marketing boards over the summer of 2016.

If you are a private woodlot owner in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia who is interested in the possibility of earning carbon revenue from your property please complete our survey here.

If you would like more information about forest carbon you can visit this page, or get in touch with us at nbclt@forestsinternational.org or (506) 536-3738.

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