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Forest Carbon Markets Overview & NRCS Forest Carbon Opportunities - Shared screen with speaker view
Raleigh Prinz
09:45
Hey I’m gonna be taking notes with this app https://try.beulr.com/zoom/ — if anyone wants a copy just lmk (PM me)
Charles Levesque
11:57
www.northeastforestcarbon.org
Charles Levesque
12:09
levesque@inrsllc.com
James Daus
17:00
Would like more explanation about how prevention of conversion sequesters. I think most people think this simply prevents emission, but does nothing to increase sequestration...
Brian Woods
23:31
Yes, there are no RGGI forest offset projects. There are a few projects in the northeast but they are participating in the California program
Marty Calvert
27:31
Do you know the price being paid by companies who are purchasing carbon credits?
Enrico Villamaino
29:03
Raleigh - having trouble sending you a private message but would appreciate a copy of your notes. ejvillamaino@gmail.com
Elisabeth McLane
34:48
Does CORE carbon conflict with UVA requirements?
Mike Smalligan
37:29
ncx allows harvesting. it just reduces the amount of carbon that can be sold.
Steve Hagenbuch
40:32
How does the potential for stand-replacing natural disturbances play into these programs?
Kevin Lemire
47:17
Over time as more and more landowners engage in carbon projects and theoretically less volume is harvested year to year, has anyone estimated or studied the impact this could have economically on the forest products industry? Will this cause increases in prices both for the raw materials as well as lumber prices? I fear this could create a death sentence to more wood using facilities.
Paul Towle
50:57
Great question Kevin. Also, how is harvest sold into the mass timber market (sequestering for 100+ years) and making room in the forest for new growth/sequestering factored in? Isn't that a good thing?
Richard Carbonetti
51:02
Please also reflect on the need to discuss a carbon project and its financial implications with your accountant. There can be significant income tax implications.
Mike Smalligan
54:39
actually, offsets allow emitters to continue polluting longer and cheaper than reducing their emissions.
Liz Gleason
54:54
Given the relatively low cost/ton for some of these markets, is the payback requirement if you violate or exit the contract a strong enough incentive?
Brian Woods
55:55
Time permitting, can presenters comment on the effectiveness and cost of sequestration/atmospheric removal by forests versus by engineered mechanical systems/direct air capture?
Paul Renaud
56:03
Any thoughts on extending the notion of afforestation via tree intercropping with cropland and pastureland?
Paul Renaud
56:42
I.E. tree intercropping to increase ag sequestration to offset emissions from farming practices
Brian Schweiss
01:04:00
In a voluntary market is there a long term commitment from funding partners? If Funding partner choose to invest in other carbon reduction methods and the money dries up for landowner programs then what is the long term gain or landowner commitment.
David Harvey
01:09:00
NRCS? Does a sugarbush qualify as "forest farming"
Mike Smalligan
01:13:58
Can the presenters comment on the "Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020" draft legislation that would have USDA maintain a list of GHG TSPs and offset programs? Is this needed since Ecosystem Marketplace is already doing it? Can USDA even do it?
Mike Smalligan
01:17:51
NRCS does not buy carbon offsets. There is no conflict.
William Byrum
01:18:07
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/technical/cp/ncps/?cid=nrcs143_026849
ML
01:18:29
Who are the 800lb gorillas in the carbon remote sensing / aerial imagery space? Would hosts agree that smaller forest owners are more vulnerable to geospatial errors and or bias associated with scale / resolution?
Glen Prevost
01:20:04
Are you aware of any cases where forests have entered a carbon offset program where the landowner takes a benign neglect approach to management and due to the lack of management, the forest becomes a carbon source or was already a source and that became evident after carbon monitoring was completed?
James Daus
01:22:46
Ali - I think it is possible to get NRCS resource management funding and paid for carbon credits in the same parcel. Could take this offline. But basically, how the landowner raises the funds to do IFM, should not have any bearing on whether the IFM creates credits on a completely separate market unless the FUNDER prohibits it. If NRCS doesn't see it as double dipping (and we can argue they don't), then it isn't double dipping.
Elisabeth McLane
01:24:31
On the NRCS site sent with the list of practices, I don't see a specific carbon practice listed?
Mike Smalligan
01:25:44
Urban forest carbon - https://www.cityforestcredits.org/
Thomas Ebert
01:26:58
There is the forest carbon CSP enhancement
William Byrum
01:28:14
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/financial/csp/?cid=nrcseprd1288624#:~:text=Enhancements%20allow%20a%20producer%20to%20address%20additional%20levels,will%20address%20resource%20concerns%20on%20the%20enrolled%20operation.
William Byrum
01:28:35
to get to the enhancements
Thomas Ebert
01:30:33
https://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/NH/E666HAugust2019.pdf
William Byrum
01:30:51
https://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/#/
William Byrum
01:31:10
State EFOTG
Mike Smalligan
01:31:34
Is carbon taxed as ordinary income or capital gains?
Peter Connorton
01:39:33
Thanks
Robert Collins
01:39:44
Thanks very much
Robert Ball
01:39:57
Thanks!
Carl DuPoldt
01:40:01
ThANK YOU
Peter Palmiotto
01:40:22
excellent information thanks