July 17, 2012
Finite Carbon Corporation, the forest carbon development company that provides a single-source solution for creating and monetizing carbon offsets, announced today that Eric Downing has joined the company as Associate Director for Project Development.
Eric joins Finite Carbon’s team of four professional foresters after graduating from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and working for the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative. Eric led the team responsible for evaluating the 7,000-acre Duke School Forest for forest carbon project feasibility under the Climate Action Reserve and American Carbon Registry forest offset standards and designed a new course on forest carbon for Duke’s Executive Environmental Management program.
“Finite Carbon’s rapidly growing pipeline of forest carbon offset projects required that we expand our project development team. We are proud to have an unmatched in house team of forest carbon experts who can work seamlessly with our landowners’ forest managers and welcome Eric to help us keep up with demand. He has the right combination of project modeling and on the ground management experience and will significantly increase our project development capacity,” said Finite Carbon president Sean Carney.
Eric is a Society of American Foresters Candidate Certified Forester, and was previously a soil research technician with the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and operations and management assistant on the Duke School Forest where he managed timber sales, conducted forest inventories, and prepared documentation for annual Forest Stewardship Council certification audits.
Eric graduated from Duke with a Master of Forestry and Master of Environmental Management and a BA in Environmental Studies from Vassar College.
About Finite Carbon Corporation
Finite Carbon is America’s leading developer of forest carbon offsets based on listed U.S. compliance grade projects. With a team of five full-time professional foresters, Finite provides landowners with a single-source, end-to-end solution to create and monetize carbon offsets. Solely focused on forest carbon, the company was founded in 2009 by forestry and finance experts, and offers the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the country. Finite Carbon, which is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and has offices in San Francisco, CA, Cherry Creek, NY, Murfreesboro, TN, and Tallahassee, FL.