Forest Carbon Offsets Workshop: A Viable Market Opportunity For Timberlands Owners

Agenda
Start Date: September 12, 2017
Location: Sheraton Portland Airport - Portland, OR

8:15 Welcome

8:30 Carbon Trading: Markets, Drivers, Business Climate and California Cap and Trade ProgramArjun Patney, American Carbon Registry, Arlington, VA

9:15 How Does the California Air Resources Board Compliance Offset Protocol Work and Is It the Right Fit for my Business? Steps in the ARB Process And Strategic Considerations in developing a Carbon ProjectDylan Jenkins, Finite Carbon, Wayne, PA

10:15 Break

10:45 Designing and Implementing a Forest Carbon InventoryDave Walters, LandVest, Eugene, OR

11:30 Selling Offsets: How the Market Operates and the Various Products for SalePatrick Pfeifer, Statkraft, San Francisco, CA

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Maintaining Compliance With a Carbon Plan: What are you Signing Up for and What do You Have to do to Prove It? – Jim Clark, North Coast Resource Management, Ukiah, CA

1:30 Preparing for Verification SuccessZane Haxtema, SCS Global Services

1:50 Break

2:10 Risk Management 101: Managing Risk Across the Carbon Value ChainErika Anderson, Anderson Law Firm, Berkeley, CA

3:00 Landowner Case Histories: Presentations covering their first-hand experience from putting a carbon project on their property, evaluating feasibility, and building an inventory to verification, selling offsets and living with the plan.Kaarsten Turner Dalby, The Forestland Group

4:00 Adjourn

About the Conference
Carbon markets can provide a new source of income for forest owners implementing practices that increase or retain forest carbon. With encouraging developments in the California cap-and-trade system and innovations in voluntary carbon market standards, many forest managers are re-engaging in carbon markets as an option to diversify revenue and support sustainable management. However, land managers face a myriad of questions as they weigh the opportunity and risks of integrating a carbon project in their forests.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR. The Sheraton is located at 8235 NE Airport Way, adjacent to the Portland airport. The Sheraton can be viewed at: sheratonportlandairport.com.

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