FCU Webinars

Grow Your Knowledge of the Forest Carbon Market

Join the Forest Landowner Foundation for a webinar series to learn and engage with carbon market experts as part of our Forest Carbon University. We will have six engaging webinars to inform both landowners and foresters on how to navigate forest carbon markets. All webinars are free and open to all landowners and foresters.

Webinar Details
Forest Carbon University

Part 1

The Basics to the Deep Dive

  • The voluntary carbon market: the role of forests as a natural climate solution
  • Overview of forest carbon terms and types of forest carbon credits
  • Who is selling and buying forest carbon credits
  • Quality and rigor of carbon credits
  • What to consider when entering into a carbon contract
Forest Carbon University

Part 2

One-on-one with carbon market providers, each Providing details of their programs and specifics on:
  • How carbon credits in your forests are estimated
  • How and when your forest carbon credits are sold
  • How the price of your carbon credits is determined
  • How payments are structured to the landowner
  • Contract terms: length, harvesting, acre requirements

Forest CArbon University Webinars

Our six-part webinar series will explore all aspects of voluntary carbon markets.

Session 1

September 7, 11 a.m. ET

From the Basics to a Deep Dive on Forest Carbon Markets

Melissa Kreye, Director of Forest Owner Carbon and Climate Education (FOCCE) Penn State University

Session 2

September 14, 11 a.m. ET

Anew/Bluesource — A Turnkey Forest Carbon Development

Tommie Elder, Director, Forest Carbon Project Origination

Session 3

RESCHEDULED: November 9, 11 a.m. ET

Forest Carbon Works – Accessible and Affordable Carbon Projects for Small Landowners

Sarah Ford, Natural Resources Division Lead at Forest Carbon Works

Session 4

October 12, 11 a.m. ET

NCX – America’s Forest Carbon Market

Lillian Hogan, Manager, Landowner Customer Success and Joseph Vaughn,  Landowner Key Account Manager at NCX

Session 5

October 19, 11 a.m. ET

Family Forest Carbon Program: Bringing Together American Family Forest Owners, Companies and Policymakers to Improve Forest Health and Address Climate Change

Jonathan Shears, Partnerships Manager, Family Forest Carbon Program at American Forest Foundation

Session 6

November 2, 11 a.m. ET

Finite Carbon and CORE Carbon — Big Opportunities for Small Landowners

Matt Smith, Vice President of Forest Operations at Finite Carbon

When: September 7, 2022, 11 a.m. EST
Details: This webinar will kick off the series with an overview of forest carbon markets, focusing primarily on voluntary carbon markets. It will run through the different forest carbon project types, eligibility requirements, the main registries and how they work, and important things to know before entering a forest carbon program. Q&A and a look ahead to the upcoming series of webinars with project developers.

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When: September 14, 2022, 11 a.m. ET

Details: Anew, formerly Bluesource, develops and manages both compliance and voluntary forest carbon projects with no upfront costs to landowners. They use cutting-edge, proprietary technology to verify initial calculations, streamline the registration and verification process, and secure carbon credit sales.

  • Anew uses best practices and lessons learned to ensure forest carbon projects of the highest quality and forest carbon credits of indisputable integrity.
  • Anew is owned by TPG Rise – the largest impact investment private equity fund globally with a focus on climate change mitigation. Their intent on generating returns from real, measurable carbon benefits. Anew shares in the landowner’s commitment to additional, permanent, and durable projects. Their business depends on them. This ownership also allows Anew to offer flexible contracting structures and creative financing solutions.
  • Anew’s forestry team has unparalleled expertise. Their 23 foresters are accredited and certified. They have multiple PhDs on staff designing proprietary inventory and modeling methodologies. Their boots on the ground leave no ton of carbon uncounted, resulting in more revenue for the landowner.
  • They believe that landowners should be rewarded for sustainable management. Anew built their company to help landowners get revenue from the environmental benefits they deliver.

Acre enrollment minimum: 3,000 acres
Length of contract: 40 years
Allows select harvesting: Yes (with restrictions)

Anew Overview

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When: RESCHEDULED: November 9, 2022, 11 a.m. ET

Details: Forest Carbon Works was founded to help forest owners monetize the carbon stored by their forests. Supporting small landowners with technical consulting and development services, they distill the complex processes required for developing a carbon project into a simple membership service, creating easy access for all landowners. Projects range from 120 acres to 30 million acres. The webinar will feature:

The history of Forest Carbon Works with the long-term conservation approach
• Quick recap of the voluntary carbon market
• Timeline and specific requirements of FCW private landowner carbon projects
• Scope of work and how landowners can get involved

Acre requirement: 40 acres
Length of contract: 125 years
Allows select harvesting: Yes, after the first 6-year period

When: October 12, 2022, 11 a.m. ET

Details: NCX connects corporations to the landowners, habitats, and communities they impact through their carbon marketplace. By drawing on years of precision forest management, they enable net-zero leaders to purchase carbon credits with immediate, verifiable impact and landowners to quantify the full value of their forests.

  • The Natural Capital Exchange is a harvest deferral program available to landowners of all sizes.
  • There is no minimum acreage requirement, no cost to participate, and only a one-year commitment.
  • NCX currently has over 3,800 landowners who have or are actively participating in their program across the contiguous US and are excited to connect with even more during the FLA Forest Carbon University webinar series!

Acre requirement: None
Length of contract: 1 year
Allows select harvesting: Yes (NCX provides guidance to estimate reduction in credits)

When: October 19, 2022, 11 a.m. ET

Details: The Family Forest Carbon Program pays small forest holders upfront to implement climate-smart forestry practices that go above and beyond what is otherwise common practice. The program also provides landowners with professional expertise and guidance to help them transition to sustainable management long term. 

  • A long-term resource for landowners to improve the health and value of their woodlands, including expert assistance from forest professionals
  • Income from the land that can cover the costs of climate-friendly forest management activities
  • A voluntary, incentivized-based option to play a role in the fight against climate change that complements other government tools and programs
  • An opportunity to provide economic support for local communities
  • Currently enrolling eligible landowners in MD, MA, NY, PA, VT, and WV. 

Acre requirement: 30 acres
Length of contract: 10-20 years
Allows select harvesting: Yes (with restrictions)

When: November 2, 2022, 11 a.m. ET

Details: Finite Carbon values forest landowners as full project partners and delivers high-quality forest offset project financing and development services. Finite Carbon has delivered over $800 million to landowners across America in carbon payments. Under their CORE Carbon program, small landowners are eligible to receive revenue from the sale of carbon offsets from long-term commitments to sustainable management. By leveraging mapping technologies and Finite Carbon’s online enrollment process, small landowners can enroll all or a portion of their land holdings and receive carbon offset revenue.
The webinar will dive into:

  1. Considerations for developing a project—who, what, when and where
  2. Terms and conditions—the rules and how are they enforced
  3. Eligibility and payment structures—for small and large landowners
  4. Why choose Finite Carbon—the world’s leading developer of natural climate solutions

Acre requirement: 40
Length of contract: 40 years
Allows select harvesting: Yes

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service