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Carbon Sequestration 101: “A Synthesis of the Science on Forests and Carbon for U.S. Forests”
This publication, presented in Issues in Ecology uses commonly-understood language to report the consensus of a panel of scientific experts on issues related to the environment, specifically as related to CO2 buildup in the atmosphere and how forests can minimize and even reduce those buildups. This article is a must-read for those who want to learn more about the role forests play in carbon sequestration.
   
Guiding Principles for a Practical & Sustainable Approach to Forest Carbon Sequestration Project in the Southern United States - SGSF
This white paper examines the key issues surrounding the development and application of forest based carbon sequestration offset projects in the southern region of the United States and provides the Southern Group of State Foresters’ (SGSF) recommendations for how these issues should be addressed in federal climate policy, should legislation be enacted.

Executive Summary
   
Today's Challenges and Opportunities - Climate Change - USFS
Briefing and fact sheet produced by the USFS regarding climate change and it's impact on our forest. Uses this for educational purposes.
   
 The Carbon Cycle Poster - Use this for educational purposes

   
Climate Change And Its Potential Effects On Alabama’s Plant Life- Samford University
This publication makes predictions of Alabama’s changing landscape, including Alabama’s forests. The research predicts a shift in ecosystems northward, allowing more tropical vegetation to appear. It also predicts increased problems with conditions associated with drier, hotter climates, including increases in invasive species, insects & diseases, and wildfires.
   
 25x'25 Agriculture and Forestry in a Reduced Carbon Economy
"25x'25" is a rallying cry for renewable energy and a goal for America – to get 25 percent of our energy from renewable resources like wind, solar, and biofuels by the year 2025. A group of volunteer farm leaders first envisioned the goal of 25x'25, and it quickly gained the support of a broad cross-section of the agriculture and forestry communities. This non-profit organization has published recent analysis not only on renewable fuels solutions but also on climate change and carbon sequestration national policy proposals.

   
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
This summary report highlights key findings of “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a state of knowledge report about the observed and projected consequences of climate change for our nation. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.  The report also identifies examples of options currently being pursued to cope with or adapt to the impacts of climate change and/or other environmental issues.
   

Forest-Climate Working Group: Policy Platform
The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) is a broad and diverse coalition of forest
stakeholders formed to develop consensus recommendations for U.S. forest components of federal climate legislation. The participants in the Forest-Climate Working Group—landowner, industry, conservation, wildlife, carbon finance, and forestry organizations—have engaged in a year of facilitated consensus dialogues to develop this policy platform.



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