Forest Management Options for Carbon Sequestration: Considerations in the Eastern U.S.

The Eastern U.S. forest perspective on carbon sequestration and examples of forest carbon management projects.

Presenter: 
Richard Birdsey
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Contributors: 

Multiple contributors

Video Length: 
22:51
Publication Date: 
03/14/2012
Description: 

Rich Birdsey of the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, provides a presentation on forest management options for carbon sequestration with a particular interest in considerations for the eastern United States. This presentation offers information on different forest management options and their potential impacts on carbon sequestration. It looks at the effects of the spatial and temporal scale on ecosystem carbon and how these affect choices faced by land managers. It discusses barriers to implementing forest carbon management and provides examples to illustrate how carbon management has been approached in the Eastern U.S.

You should gain an understanding of:: 

Different land management options and their potential impacts on carbon sequestration.

How spatial and temporal scale may affect management choices.

Barriers to implementing forest carbon management.

Examples of carbon management approaches from the Eastern U.S.