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Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Information and Tools

NIACS develops information and provides tools to land managers, policymakers, and educators to encourage sustainable carbon management in forests.

Carbon Accounting and Inventory Resources

Carbon markets provide an important opportunity for forest owners and managers to receive incentives for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and maintaining forestlands for ecosystem function and health. Participation in carbon markets and other programs requires the ability to accurately estimate and report changes in the amount of carbon stored within the forest. The Forest Service and partnering organizations have developed a number of tools to help quantify carbon in forests. More information on some of these tools is available here, as well as at the following websites:

NIACS Products and Publications

Forest Management for an Uncertain Climate Future: Tools and Training

Forest-based Bioenergy for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Climate Change Response Framework at Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Forest Management and Soil Carbon – Project, publications and datasets

Can forest soils be used for carbon credits or registries? View abstracts from the Soil Science Society of America symposium.

Fact sheets provide the principal information on essential concepts for understanding carbon science.

Briefings synthesize scientific information about pivotal issues related to carbon management.

Presentations have summary information on topics relevant to current areas of interest and past projects.


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Last Modified: 10/15/2010