The Climate Trust Newsletter: August 2014 Issue
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August 2014 Newsletter


Sale of First Carbon Offsets from
Maine Ecological Reserve
-Kasey Krifka

The Climate Trust recently purchased carbon offsets from The Appalachian Mountain Club's (AMC) Katahdin Iron Works conservation property in Maine. By encouraging natural forest growth on AMC’s 10,000-acre ecological reserve, the project preserves stored carbon in the forest and enables an additional revenue stream through the sale of carbon offsets. AMC’s property was established as part of the organization’s Maine Woods Initiative—a strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region.  


Forests and Businesses Can Grow Together
-Christine Yankel

Portland’s nickname “Stumptown” reflects the central but conflicted role of trees in Oregon’s physical, cultural, and economic landscape. Forests cover nearly half of Oregon’s 62 million acres, and while wood product markets have faced challenges in recent years, the forest sector employs more than 76,000 people in Oregon and accounts for nearly 7% of Oregon’s economic base. In some rural counties, the forest sector accounts for up to 30% of the local economy.



Milestone: The Trust Spends its $10 Millionth Dollar on Offsets

- Kasey Krifka



Biogas Projects Qualify as Cellulosic Fuel Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

- Peter Weisberg


A Report from C-AGG—Recent Developments in Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

- Liz Hardee & Teresa Koper



Forest Owner FAQ

- Christine Yankel

"The Climate Trust shares our vision and supports responsible land use policies and management practices that generate environmental and climate benefits that meet the test of time"

- Laurie Wayburn, President, Pacific Forest Trust

Track Record

1.8 million

Tons greenhouse gas reduced

$19.1 million

Committed to projects


Active projects

4.2 million

Tons of expected emission reductions


Environmental Markets Association Meeting

Sept 25-27, Las Vegas, NV

Meet with Dick Kempka
Sean Penrith

Argus California Carbon Summit

Sept 30-2, Napa Valley, CA

Meet with Dick Kempka
Sean Penrith

Society of American Foresters Convention

Oct 5-11, Salt Lake City, UT

Meet with Christine Yankel

2013 Annual Report

A year of transformation! Take a peek at The Climate Trust's 2013 accomplishments, including: new leadership expertise, our first CA project, passing a new dairy & biogas policy, and preserving 50,000 acres of critical prairie habitat.
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