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Carbon Market Practices, Policies Focus of April 24 Workshop

MALO, Wash. – The complexities of emerging carbon markets for farmers, ranchers and forest owners will be the focus of an April 24 workshop offered here by Washington State University Ferry County Extension, the Ferry County Commissioners and the Malo Grange.More information about how to participate is available by contacting Extension educator Emily Burt at (509) 775-5235, emburt@wsu.edu <mailto:emburt@wsu.edu> or by visiting http://ferry.wsu.edu/forestry <http://ferry.wsu.edu/forestry> .

There is a $10 registration fee; lunch is included.

“The buzz about carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions and carbon markets is growing louder, but often lacks clarity,” said Emily Burt, Extension educator in Ferry County. “This workshop will help give landowners and managers an opportunity to learn about the realities of emerging carbon markets, and how carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions relate to their property.”

Presenters at the workshop will cover a variety of topics, including how to keep carbon on the farm, rangeland or forest to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases as well as the economics of carbon market policies such as cap and trade carbon credits. One session, “Selling Carbon Credits from Your Forest, A Real World Example” will feature the experiences of a real landowner in marketing and selling carbon credits.

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Media Contacts

Emily Burt, WSU Ferry County Extension educator, 509/775-5235