New Large-Scale Forest Carbon Project Advances Conservation, Commerce

Dogwood Alliance, in partnership with Interface, Inc., Staples, Inc. and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), today announced the first two carbon offset sales contracts from the Carbon Canopy, a first-of-its-kind exchange where tons of carbon from Southeastern forests are sold as carbon offsets.

“Together with Staples, a long-standing partner in sustainable forestry practices, we have developed an ecosystem market strategy to expand forest conservation and FSC certification in our nation’s private forests,” said Andrew Goldberg, Director of Corporate Engagement at Dogwood Alliance. “The two inaugural projects encompass 14,000 acres in Western North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia and will create more than 100,000 metric tons of offsets in their first year. It’s a win-win, as Carbon Canopy landowners have made a 100-year commitment to good forest management practices and to keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere. This commitment ensures carbon stocks will increase over time and biodiversity will be protected.”