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Managing Forests to Lower Carbon Levels
February 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Learn about the role of forests in keeping carbon out of the atmosphere, how carbon markets work, and the possibilities for Vermont landowners to participate in these markets.
Forests fight climate change by sequestering and storing carbon, and many are asking how we can strengthen this carbon capture capacity even further through excellent forestry and land conservation. And now there are major financial incentives for climate friendly forest management offered by rapidly developing domestic and international carbon markets. In this talk, University of Vermont Forestry Professor Dr. William Keeton will break out the key points landowners and conservationists need to know.
UVM Professor of Forest Ecology, William Keeton, directs the Carbon Dynamics Laboratory and is a Fellow in the Gund Institute for Environment. His research focuses on forest dynamics, riparian ecology, forest carbon, old-growth forests, and sustainable forest management. He holds a B.S. in Natural Resources, a Masters in Conservation Biology and Policy, and a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology.
There is much we can do to make forests more climate friendly. Dr. Keeton will argue that in so doing we can also provide an array of other benefits, to nature and people.
Meet us in the Jessica Swift Community Room in the Ilsley Library, located at 75 Main Street in Middlebury, Vermont. This presentation is free and open to the public.