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American Forest Foundation Welcomes WestRock Foundation as a Family Forest Carbon Program Partner

By American Forest Foundation
June 18, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

WASHINGTON—Today, the American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, through its WestRock Foundation, has committed to supporting family forest owners addressing climate change by investing in the development of the Family Forest Carbon Program, a new program created by AFF and The Nature Conservancy. Families and individuals own the largest portion – 38 percent – of the forestland across the United States. …The Family Forest Carbon Program is a new approach to climate change mitigation that more readily opens carbon markets to small family forest owners. Carbon markets have traditionally been cost prohibitive to small forest holdings, those between 20 and 1,000 acres, and complex to navigate. The Family Forest Carbon Program provides a path to participation, simplifying the process and reducing cost, providing technical assistance and creating incentives for family forest owners to adopt enhanced management practices. 

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