Potential Carbon Markets
An Assessment Of Opportunities In Utah
On October 8, 2009, Utah State University hosted an all day workshop exploring the potential for carbon sequestration in Utah's agricultural lands (corp, pasture, range and forests) and opportunities that may arise from this in emerging carbon markets.
The workshop featured a series of speakers providing information on carbon markets, policy and carbon fluxes and sequestration in the west with speakers addressing topics in several main areas:
- Global carbon fluxes and carbon sequestration in western landscapes
- How carbon markets work
Following the presentations, smaller groups discussed needs and challenges. At the end of the workshop the entire group engaged in a
lively discussion on future activities, needs and opportunities.
Below are listed links to powerpoints for each speaker. Most of the powerpoints also have the recorded voice presentation. Summaries of
each breakout session are also listed below as well as a link to the final group discussion.
Understanding Carbon Offsets And Carbon Policy In Utah
Global Carbon Fluxes And Carbon Sequestration In Western Landscapes
Rangeland carbon sequestration: state of knowledge - Justin Derner, USDA-ARS, Cheyenne
Forest lands carbon sequestration: state of knowledge -
Helga Van Miegroet, USU Watershed Sciences and Wildland Resources
How Carbon Markets Work
Break Out Discussions
Measurement of carbon: monitoring and verification of carbon credits. Facilitated by Tom Monaco (ARS) and Mike Wojcik (SDL)
Wrap Up Discussion