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Family Forests and Small-Scale Forestry

Family Forests and Small Scale Forestry:
Accessing Carbon Markets

As numerous studies have shown, small scale forestry initiatives, such as family forests and community-based forestry, face challenges in accessing markets and certification systems. These issues are compounded in the new forest carbon protocols emerging in both the voluntary and regulated carbon markets. This program identifies opportunities, obstacles to market entry, and models for small-scale forestry participants in carbon markets.

Carbon Markets for the Northern Forest

This project explores the potential for local carbon markets that connect small scale or community-based forestry projects with local institutions and visitors to the region. Click here for details.

State Support Study

What is the role of states in helping family and community forestry owners access carbon markets? Click here to read about studies of this topic.


View related products of the Forest Carbon and Communities Research Group here.

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