SCLTN Green For Your Green

Capturing opportunities in emerging ecosystem services markets

Thursday, February 10, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Category: SCLTN Events

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. 

For More Information:

Jen Howard

Executive Director, SC Land Trust Network