Forest Carbon Accounting Project
In 2016, the Oregon Global Warming Commission launched its Forest Carbon Accounting Project, designed to advance our understanding of the carbon potential in Oregon's forests. This effort followed on earlier recommendations in the Commission's Roadmap to 2020.
The Commission formed a "Forest Carbon Task Force" subcommittee in 2016 to review U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis data collected from 2001-2010, as well as data generated by Oregon State University's School of Forestry. With assistance and guidance from members of the Task Force and other sources, the Commission has developed a preliminary assessment of carbon stores and fluxes.
Reports & Supporting Documents
- DRAFT Forest Carbon Accounting Project Report to the Oregon Legislature (August 2018). The results should be considered a preliminary assessment; the Oregon Department of Forestry is currently conducting additional research on forest carbon topics.
- June 25, 2018 Presentation on Forest Carbon Accounting Project to the Oregon Global Warming Commission (additional meeting materials available).
- Reports to the Commission from Mark E. Harmon, Professor Emeritus Oregon State University (April 2018)