Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Learn about Carbon Offsets

Tune in tomorrow morning for a radio interview on Community Accents that will explore the emerging carbon offset market for forests. The program is a must for anyone who has been curious about how carbon-offsetting works, and its potential to become an economic resource for landowners in Virginia.

You can listen to the live program from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the stream from WLOE/WMYN’s website: (click “live broadcasts” in the menu bar at the top of the page).

Buck Kline, Director of Forestland Conservation for the Virginia Department of Forestry, is our guest. Mr. Kline has been involved with several climate change initiatives. He served as a member of the Secretary of Natural Resources “Kitchen Kabinet”. This group facilitated locating speakers for Climate Change Commission meetings and summarized the presentations for incorporation into Virginia’s Climate Action Plan. He was also instrumental in helping develop recommendations for forestry carbon offset protocols for the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF).

We appreciate Mr. Kline taking the time to bring some clarity and insight to this complex and relatively new idea. This program is made possible with support from the Virginia Environmental Endowment, members of the Dan River Basin Association, and WLOE/WMYN Rockingham County Radio. It is the first in a series of interviews with experts in management of Virginia forests.

You are welcome to request a free CD of the program by sending your mailing address to If you have questions about carbon offsets that you’d like Mr. Kline to address, feel free to send them via email this afternoon.

Submitted by: Jenny Edwards, Virginia Program Manager, Dan River Basin Association

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