Maine’s Forest Carbon Program Task Force has finalized its report on recommendations for maximizing Maine’s carbon storage. The focus of the Task Force is to increase carbon storage on woodlands of 10 to 10,000 acres. The Task Force recommendations are designed to help Maine reach its climate goals.
The Task Force identified three foundational principles in achieving Maine’s goals for increasing sequestered carbon. 1) Maintaining existing forestland is essential to moving towards Maine’s climate objectives. 2) Adopting sustainable forest practices that increase carbon sequestration on existing forestland will provide Maine with increased forest growth and a higher volume of mature forest growth, increasing the opportunity to store more carbon over time. 3) The existence of financially viable markets for low-grade wood is key to the adoption of forest practices that increase carbon storage.
For further information on the Task Force, and a link to the full report, please visit: Governor’s Forest Carbon Task Force.