Representatives with the Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers say a carbon conference in the Quad Counties is aimed at producing or storing more carbon within our forests and woodlots.
Kari Easthouse, a program forester, says they struggle with funding- there’s always a need for financial help to get work done in forests.
He says other jurisdictions have started projects to manage woodlots to store more carbon than they would otherwise, and earn offset credits as a result.
Easthouse tells The Hawk there are benefits all around.
“Companies in places like California, where they have a cap on carbon emissions, can purchase these offset credits to meet their obligations,” he says. “In effect, it’s a way of managing your woodlot to increase storage of carbon, and be compensated for doing so at the same time.”
Easthouse says anyone with an interest in forest management would be interested in the discussions.
The two-day event at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre started Wednesday; it wraps up Thursday.
Photo credit: Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers (http://www.nslffpa.org/)