Maine Decree Could Benefit Small Woodlot Owners

Maine Governor Janet Mills established a task force:

…to develop a voluntary, incentive-based program for woodland owners of 10 to 10,000 acres and forestry practitioners to increase carbon storage in Maine’s forests.

“Maine Forest” by Michelleyyy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Maine Forest Carbon Program task force decree and who will serve on it can be found in full here.

Small landowners in Maine could reap profits from the plan by helping sequester carbon from the atmosphere.

The Bangor Daily News reports:

A variety of groups are ramping up efforts to open up the multi-billion dollar carbon offset market to small forest landowners. They want their efforts to financially boost small landowners while also enlisting more corporate polluters to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change on the nation’s most forested state.


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