Forest Metrix helped the State of Rhode Island produce some education materials regarding carbon considerations in forest management. There are two one-pagers available: one for foresters looking to be better able to answer client questions; and another for landowners looking to explore what they can do to add carbon considerations into their management priorities.
We also created an Excel spreadsheet that takes the great work done at the US Forestry Service’s office in Amherst to make a tool where foresters can take basic stand data already collected in forest inventories and timber cruises to roughly estimate carbon stores per stand.
All resources are free. The effort was paid for with funding provided in part through a grant from the USDA Forest Service to the Northeast State FOresters Association, and by the RIDEM Division of the Forest Environment’s Forest Stewardship Program.
Rhode Island maintains a page for relevant information here. The North East Foresters Association also maintains a great site for the newest updates in carbon considerations at www.northeastforestcarbon.org.