Forest Carbon Reference and Research Information

Biochar

Evaluation of the Opportunities for Generating Carbon Offsets from Soil Sequestration of Biochar
White paper prepared by Terra Global Capital for the Climate Action Reserve, April 2010

Carbon and Forest Products

Methods for Calculating Forest Ecosystem and Harvested Carbon with Standard Estimates for Forest Types of the United States
USDA Forest Service, 2006
Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Profile of the U.S. Forest Products Industry Value Chain
USDA Forest Service, 2010
Carbon in U.S. Forests and Wood Products, 1987-1997: State-by-State Estimates
USDA Forest Service, 2003
Carbon Sequestration in Wood and Paper Products
USDA Forest Service, 2000
Changes in Timber Haul Emissions in the Context of Shifting Forest Management and Infrastructure
USDA Forest Service, 2009

Carbon Impacts of Forest Biomass Energy

Near-Term Market and Greenhouse Gas Implications of Forest Biomass Utilization in the Southeastern United States
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, August 2010
Deferral for CO2 emissions from Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Programs: Final Rule
Fact Sheet, Summary of Public Comments and Responses - US EPA June 2011

Carbon Impaccts of Prescribed Fire and Wildfire

Carbon Recovery Rates Following Different Wildfire Risk Mitigation Treatments
USDA Forest Service, 2010

Carbon Market Reports

State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets - ForestCarbonPortal.com
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

Carbon Storage in U.S. Forests

A Synthesis of the Science on Forests and Carbon for U.S. Forests
USDA Forest Service, 2010
Carbon Sequestration in the U.S. Forest Sector from 1990 to 2010
USDA Forest Service, 2007
Carbon Stocks on Forestland of the United States, with Emphasis on USDA Forest Service Ownership
USDA Forest Service, 2011
Land Use Change Effects on Forest Carbon Cycling Throughout the Southern United States
USDA Forest Service, 2006
Forest Carbon Management in the United States: 1600 - 2100
USDA Forest Service, 2006
Managed Forest Carbon Estimates for the US Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 1990-2008
USDA Forest Service, 2011

Forest Carbon Policy

Agricultural & Forestlands: U.S. Carbon Policy Strategies
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, September 2006
Policy Options for the Conservation Reserve Program in a Low-Carbon Economy
Duke University Climate Change Partnership, June 2009
Bottom Line on Offsets
World Resources Institute, August 2010
Forest Sector Carbon Management, Measurement and Verification, and Discussion of Policy Related To Mitigation and Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change, 2011
ForestCarbonPortal.com

Forest Offset Projects Standards and Protocols

Forest Project Protocol Version 3.2
Climate Action Reserve
Proposed Strategy to Revise the Forest Project Protocol, June 20, 2011
Climate Action Reserve
American Carbon Registry Standard Version 2.1
American Carbon Registry
Forest Carbon Standard Version 2.1
American Carbon Registry
Afforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Lands Methodology
American Carbon Registry
Improved Forest Management on U.S. Timberlands Methodolgy
American Carbon Registry
VCS Program Documents
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
Approved Methodologies for Forestry Projects
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
Guidance Documents for Developing Forestry Projects
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Forest Offset Projects Technical Aspects

Risks to Forest Carbon Offset Projects in a Changing Climate
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, May 2009
Accounting for Carbon in Soils
White paper prepared by Eco-Shift Consulting for the Climate Action Reserve, December 2010
Carbon Accounting and Management of Lying Dead Wood
White paper prepared by the Forest Guild for the Climate Action Reserve, November 2010
Carbon Dynamics Associated with Even-Aged Forest Management
White paper prepared by B Foster, T. Robards, and W. Keeton for the Climate Action Reserve, December 2010
Examining Carbon Accounting and Sustainable Forestry Certification
White Paper prepared by the Carbon Advisory Group for the Climate Action Reserve, December 2010
Forest Carbon Offsets: A Scorecard for Evaluating Project Quality
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, November 2008
Measurement Guidelines for the Sequestration of Forest Carbon
USDA Forest Service, 2007

Urban and Community Forests and Carbon

Urban Tree Planting and Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Greg McPherson, 2007