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The
Family Forest
Carbon Program
O

ur changing climate is prompting action with governments,
corporations, non-governmental organizations and individuals
across the globe, looking for ways to reduce the amount of
carbon that is polluting our atmosphere. Family forest owners, who
care for more than one-third of the nation's forests, can see the effects
on their land firsthand and know that the change in growing cycles,
the extreme rainfall variations, the increased insect and disease
infestations, the uncontrollable wildfires, and the change in wildlife
species compositions are all affecting their woods. While these effects
are challenging many of our nation's private forests, it is also those
same woodlands that can be part of the solution.
While family forests continuously capture and store a tremendous
amount of carbon, there are many threats that challenge the ability
for these forests to maintain this role. As much as 2.6 billion tons of
carbon currently stored in family forests - the equivalent of emissions
from more than 2 billion cars - could also be impacted by threats
like development, wildfire, pests and disease. By investing in the
stewardship and conservation of family forests, and promoting forest
markets, we can protect and increase our carbon capture and storage
now and into the future.

* Private forests account for two-thirds of the forest carbon storage
in the U.S., reducing roughly 9% of annual U.S. greenhouse gas
emissions.
* According to the U.S. Forest Service, up to 34 million acres of
private forests are at risk from development.
* Protecting these lands would also mean protecting 7.57 billion
tons of carbon dioxide stores.

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Woodland - Summer 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Summer 2019

Overstory
Foresets and Families
Forest Interactions
The Family Forest Carbon Program
2019 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
Tree Farmers Visit Washington to Advocate for Family Forest Interests
Tools and Resources
Woodland - Summer 2019 - Intro
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Overstory
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Foresets and Families
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Forest Interactions
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - The Family Forest Carbon Program
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - 2019 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Tree Farmers Visit Washington to Advocate for Family Forest Interests
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Tools and Resources
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