As the world continues to develop and advance new ways to fight climate change, it has become clear that forests are integral to improving the health and wellbeing of the planet and our communities. On their own, forests already play a critical role in our planet’s natural carbon cycle. Activating them as a natural climate solution through the voluntary carbon market helps keep even more carbon out of our atmosphere and mitigate the impact of climate change. But the question remains – how do we do that, and do it well?
Measuring how much carbon is captured can be confusing and complex, leading to misunderstanding around how carbon projects create meaningful impact in the fight against climate change. The Family Forest Carbon Program, a partnership between AFF and the Nature Conservancy (TNC), pioneered a new methodology that addresses those challenges, improving accuracy and transparency to ensure our program is having a real impact.
The following video provides a step-by-step explanation of how our carbon program works, our methodology’s approach, and how it helps expand access to the carbon market for thousands of rural landowners seeking to improve the health of their forests and benefit the planet.
June 6, 2023
Carbon Program Helps Remove Invasive Species, Cover Property Tax for Pennsylvania Landowner
Susan Benedict was thrilled to inherit the 2,000 acres of forest land that has been in her family for several generations, but affording the maintenance and management of the property quickly became a challenge.
June 5, 2023
FEATURE: Keep on Moving – Dynamic Baselines Seen Driving Accuracy in Forest Carbon Accounting
In the context of accusations of widespread over-crediting in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), one emergent accounting approach could tackle some of the challenges with auditing of forestry projects, offering real-time and dynamic monitoring of climate impact via remote sensing technologies.
May 16, 2023
Vermont Organic Maple Sugar Business Thrives in the Family Forest Carbon Program
Chris Johnson and his family steward around 450 acres of forestland in Lincoln, Vermont. They eat from the property’s apple trees in the fall, harvest timber for the winter and collect sap for the family’s organic maple syrup operation in the spring.