SCLTN Green For Your Green
Capturing opportunities in emerging ecosystem services markets
The Phillips Market Center117 Ballard Court West Columbia, SC 29172-3101 United States
This workshop is geared for landowners, foresters and land trust staff seeking to learn more about opportunities for carbon banking, conservation of forested land to enhance the quality of municipal water systems, and wetland mitigation banking. These emerging markets offer a variety of financial and stewardship opportunities for forest landowners and land managers in South Carolina, and conservation easements are often the tool needed to successfully implement practices. CFE Credits pending.
8:30 a.m. Check-In
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Jennifer Howard , SC Land Trust Network Stuart White, Congaree Land Trust
9:15 a.m. Forest Ecosystem Service Markets and Opportunities for SC Landowners
Dr. Todd Petty, Professor and Chair, Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
9:30 a.m. Managing Forests for Carbon Credits
Lucas Clay, Ph.D. Student, Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Forests and Drinking Water
Lisa Lord, Longleaf Alliance
11:15 a.m. Ask an Expert: Get Answers to Your Conservation Easement Questions
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Wetland Mitigation Projects
Steve Nichols, Newkirk Environmental, Inc.
1:45 p.m. Speaker Panel
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Evaluations
Clemson Cooperative Extension, South Carolina Tree Farm Program, Association of Consulting Foresters, South Carolina Land Trust Network and Congaree Land Trust have partnered to bring this program to landowners and conservation professionals.