Land Trusts

Land trusts play an important role in the forest carbon market. Working forests owned fee simple by land trusts often qualify to receive carbon offsets because of the management practices adopted. A new revenue stream from carbon offsets complements sustainable management practices and can provide the opportunity to fund stewardship and the acquisition of new land and conservation easements. In addition, land trusts are able to serve as conduits to introduce local landowners to the benefits of carbon markets. In doing so, local landowners practicing sustainable forest management are able to receive additional revenue streams while keeping forests as forests.

How it works

Finite Carbon works with land trusts to identify opportunities to generate carbon revenue from fee-simple-owned forests, as well as from forests owned by landowners with which they have relationships—to determine if their properties qualify to receive carbon offsets, the number of offsets they can expect to receive each year, and the current market value of their offset streams. If a project is deemed to be financially feasible, Finite Carbon covers all the costs to have a project developed and approved and, in conjunction with the landowner, determines when and how to sell offsets.

What Finite Carbon Does for You

Land trusts and their cooperating landowners can receive a free feasibility study with no cost or obligation. To qualify for a free feasibility study, a landowner must own at least 4,000 forested acres, be located in the continental United States, and be willing to share their management plan and inventory data (if available). The Finite Carbon forestry team will convert the existing inventory data into a carbon estimate and provide the landowner with a written proposal.

Finite Carbon is responsible for each step in the process that leads to carbon revenues. Using our in-house industry experts, we perform the following steps:

  • Conduct a feasibility study of the forest
  • Complete a carbon inventory of the forest
  • Select appropriate registry/protocol (e.g., ARB, CAR, ACR, or VCS)
  • Translate inventory into carbon model and management plan
  • Prepare and submit project plan to chosen carbon registry
  • Hire third-party project verifier once plan is accepted and registered
  • Submit project verification to registry and receive allocation of carbon offsets
  • Market & sell carbon offsets in our proprietary network or engage top brokers to broaden sales process

Get Started

For more information, please contact Dylan Jenkins at djenkins@finitecarbon.com.

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+ 8 professional foresters
+ Issued nation’s first California     ARB forest carbon offsets
+ Developed the first land trust,     TIMO, and REIT improved forest     management projects for CA ARB     emissions trading program
+ Developing 32 ARB IFM projects     on 2.5 million acres of US forests
+ Active member of the Society of     American Foresters, Association of     Consulting Foresters, Land Trust     Alliance, Forest Guild, and Forest     Landowners Association
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