Land Use

Climate Action Through Conservation

C-CAT is a GIS model that can be run for a county or other jurisdiction . It estimates how changes in land use, land management, and land cover affect landscape carbon sequestration and conservation values over time, and helps to identify areas where conservation goals are aligned with emissions reduction potential . The tool was developed for Sonoma County, but with region-specific inputs and scenarios, it could be applied to counties elsewhere in California and the United States .

Forest Carbon Reserve

The creation of a Forest Carbon Reserve will be an essential part of any future Green New Deal. It would result in a substantial reduction in, and avoidance of, carbon emissions from forest degradation and fossil fuel production…

Forest Restoration

Home >> Resources >> Solutions >> Land Use Forest Restoration Background: A quarter of the world’s forests are in the temperate zone, mostly in the northern hemisphere, and include the boreal forests of Canada and Siberia. 99% of these forests have been altered by human activity through logging, conversion to other uses, or fragmentation. Temperate …

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Forest Protection

Home >> Resources >> Solutions >> Land Use Forest Protection Background: Forests are essential to combating climate change. Trees are carbon sinks, actively pulling carbon out of the atmosphere as they grow and locking it up in leaves, bark, roots and soil (sequestration). Clearing the land of trees releases most of this carbon to the …

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