Managing for Carbon in America’s Forests – a Systems Approach
Friday, September 23 • 12:30-1:30pm
Moderators: Dr. Edie Sonne Hall, Three Trees Consulting; and Dr. Jamie Barbour, USDA Forest Service
Speakers: Dr. Chris Swanston, USDA Forest Service; Kendall DeLyser, American Forests; other experts invited
Forests remain our greatest technology for sequestering and storing carbon from the atmosphere. However, these carbon pools are becoming increasingly unstable from threats like wildfire, drought, insects, disease, and climate change. We must also balance carbon management with the suite of benefits and products that forests offer society. Responding to this dynamic challenge, our panel of experts will be discussing some of the most pressing policy concerns today: what role can harvested wood products play in a low-emissions global economy? How can national climate adaptation policy address regional nuance? How do human values shape these difficult policy conversations?