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Our 2018 Impact Report

TerraCarbon is pleased to publish our 2018 Impact Report. The report aims to record and publicly share our 2018 results; to celebrate our successes, analyze our shortcomings, quantify our impact, explain our decision making, and declare our goals for the future. We encourage you to  with any questions, comments, or feedback and look forward to our continued work with our trusted clients and partners in 2019.​ Related Download: TC 2018 Impact Report​

TerraCarbon and The Nature Conservancy receive Innovation Award from the American Carbon Registry​

The American Carbon Registry has honored TerraCarbon and the North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for their innovative work developing the methodology for Restoration of Pocosin Wetlands. A type of freshwater wetlands unique to the Atlantic Coastal plain of the U.S. extending from southern Virginia to northern Florida, pocosins store substantial amounts of carbon. At one time they covered over one million acres in eastern North Carolina alone. Only about 280,000 acres remain today, mirroring the trend across the United States of massive wetland loss following settlement. Pocosin wetlands were ditched and drained for agriculture and forestry beginning in the late 1700s. When pocosin wetlands dry up, carbon is released. The ability to generate carbon offsets from the restoration represents an innovative opportunity to attract carbon finance to avoid further carbon loss. Read the ACR announcement.​

Natural Climate Solutions for the United States​

Restoring the United States’ lands and coastal wetlands could have a much bigger role in reducing global warming than previously thought. A peer-reviewed study published in Science Advances from The Nature Conservancy and 21 institutional partners found that nature’s contribution could equal 21% of the nation’s current net annual emissions, by adjusting 21 natural management practices to increase carbon storage and avoid greenhouse emissions. The study is the first to include the climate benefits of coastal wetlands and grasslands in a comprehensive mix along with forests and agriculture.       David Shoch of TerraCarbon was one of the paper's co-authors and led the assessment of natural forest management pathways. TerraCarbon is thrilled to work with The Nature Conservancy and its partners on this important paper which affirms our conviction in the essential role of natural climate solutions in solving the climate crisis. Read the press release. Read the paper.​

TerraCarbon Adds Project Associate to Team​

We are excited to announce that Ben Rifkin has joined TerraCarbon as a Project Associate.  Ben will be supporting the design and monitoring of forest and wetland carbon projects for TerraCarbon's clients. He brings strong field and research experience in forest ecology and sustainable forest ecosystem management and in using advanced statistical methods. Ben worked most recently as a researcher at the Yale Myers Forest and Harvard Forest in New England. He has also worked as a technician for the US Forest Service in southeast Alaska and for the Forest Inventory and Analysis program in California.  Ben earned his Master's in Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he researched the impact of protected areas on forest ecology in Madagascar. For more information on Ben's background, click here.​

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