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State Study

States have been leaders in addressing climate change, as well as in assisting forest owners. The Forest Carbon and Communities Research Group seeks to understand and explain the relationship between state agencies and forest owners in relation to carbon markets. Below you will find case studies describing the roles of several states in assisting forest owners to access carbon markets. We hope that this study will help inform both landowners and state agencies in how they can work together to meet their goals.

Carbon Trading: A Joint Effort Between the Delta Institute, Illinois and Michigan (1.4 Mb PDF file)
November 2009
This case study by Rachael Beddoe and Cecilia Danks describes an innovative example of a joint effort between state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses to connect private landowners to carbon markets.

Oregon's Forest Resource Trust: Forest Establishment Program (1.5 Mb PDF file)
November 2009
This case study by Jennifer Leigh Wright, Rachael Beddoe and Cecilia Danks describes the development, challenges and lessons learned of the Oregon Forest Resource Trust Forest Establishment Program, as well as the roles of players in bringing carbon offset projects to market.


More case studies to come!

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