Past Events —

FCWG Learning Exchange Series: Forest Protection for Carbon Mitigation: Data and Approaches to Maximize Impact

Michigan State University Department of Forestry - Forest Carbon and Climate Program
May 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Forest management is an important natural climate solutions pathway, but its impacts on carbon are not widely understood. In this session, we discuss a series of modeling projects focused on forest management and carbon dynamics at a landscape scale, both in the ecosystem and in harvested wood products. The results of our work are being used in state-level climate action goals and forest management planning to maximize the natural climate solutions potential of forests.
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FCWG Learning Exchange Series: Recent Findings on Building-Scale Carbon LCAs and Demand-Driven Landscape Impacts

Michigan State University Department of Forestry - Forest Carbon and Climate Program
April 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speakers: Indroneil Ganguly and Maureen Puettnam. Description coming soon.
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FCWG Learning Exchange Series: Emerging Climate-Oriented Bioeconomy Frameworks – A Central Role for Forests

Michigan State University Department of Forestry - Forest Carbon and Climate Program
March 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recent work has highlighted the potential for mass timber products to de­liver a suite of environmental and economic benefits across the forestry and construction sectors. However, there is significant uncertainty surrounding whether optimal forest policy should favor minimizing wood harvest to main­tain carbon storage, or development of new markets for long-lived wood products to maximize potential sequestration rates. The Nature Conservancy is leading research and outreach projects to investigate how potential increases in mass timber production could affect forests and develop safe­guards to mitigate any negative impacts.
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Certification as a Tool to Ensure Climate Benefits of Wood

Workshop
June 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Latte & Learn: “Carbon and Harvested Wood Products: Exploring the Science of Carbon Storage in Diverse Wood Products”

Latte & Learn Webinar
May 11, 2021 at 9:00 am - 9:45 am
The next Latte & Learn will be presented virtually on Tuesday May 11, 9:00 – 9:45 am ET. “Carbon and Harvested Wood Products: Exploring the Science of Carbon Storage in Diverse Wood Products” will address the science behind harvested wood product (HWP) carbon storage and substitution; the role HWPs can play in avoiding deforestation; and the mechanisms needed to bolster, measure, and monitor the sustainability of our forestlands and HWP production. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. Speakers include: Katie Fernholz, Dovetail Partners; George Berghorn, Michigan State University; David Wear, Resources for the Future. Moderator: Ann Bartuska, Senior Advisor, Resources for the Future
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Ecosystem Services Markets Conceived and Designed for Agriculture

Workshop
May 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Role of Urban Forests in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation with Data

Workshop
April 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tapping Forests for Climate: A Forest-Climate Working Group Agenda for the 117th Congress

Webinar
April 5, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Forest-Climate Working Group has developed a new policy platform that outlines how policymakers can help private forest owners and public land managers grow the powerful climate solutions in America’s forests and forest products while delivering other environmental and economic benefits. The recommendations within the latest platform, for the 117th Congress, fall into four categories: maintain and expand forest cover; improve forest practices for carbon, adaptation and resilience; advance markets for forest carbon, forest products and skilled labor; and enhance climate data and applied science. Join experts representing the diverse voices within the Forest-Climate Working Group to learn about our platform and how the Forest-Climate Working Group can be a resource for policymakers.
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Reforestation for Ecosystem Resilience: Exploring Ecosystem-Scale Science, Logistics, and Opportunities for Reforestation

Workshop
March 16, 2021 through March 16, 2021 at 9:00 am - 9:45 am
The event addresses reforestation, a timely topic and one where we in the Forest Climate Working Group receive many questions. The session will cover ecosystem-scale science, logistics, and opportunities for reforestation in response to disturbance, as well as a changing climate, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. Speakers include: Sonya Germann, Forestry Division Administrator, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Malcolm North, Research Ecologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service Eric Sprague, Vice President of Forest Restoration, American Forests Moderator: Ann Bartuska, Senior Advisor, Resources for the Future
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Business Leadership in Sustainable Forestry and Carbon

Workshop
March 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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