Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project
Policy Target:Carbon Capture Storage>Other
Agency:US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Interior, US Department of Energy

 Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Programs increase the carbon sequestration capacity of both public and private lands in forests and forest ecosystems over time through a variety of means, such as: (1) rapid reforestation of forests damaged by fires, hurricanes, and other catastrophic events; (2) technical assistance to regional and state climate action programs to ensure they recognize the carbon sequestration potential of forests by providing critical information and tools to assess carbon stocks; and (3) demonstration projects that support development of private markets for ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration. The USDA Forest Service tracks changes in forest carbon stocks throughout the country.

Last modified: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:21:31 CET