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Private Forest Owners Carbon Markets Proposal Update

Bay State Forestry Service
2342 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
Wigmore Forestry Resource Management
1610 West Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096

April 23, 2021

Dear Conway Forest Landowners:

The Conway Select Board asked our team to help consult private forest landowners in Conway, MA regarding land-use decisions and the opportunities available for conserving carbon.  This includes possibly monetizing your nature-based climate solutions. Climate change can seem like an overwhelming challenge, and it can be difficult to find meaningful ways to make a difference. The good news is that as a forest landowner, you can have a significant impact through land-use decisions you make – specifically your decisions about the future use and management of your forest. The Select Board understands that forest ecosystems play a large role in the reductions of carbon dioxide in our air.  They think that carbon smart decisions in your forests provides one of the steppingstones in our society’s move to a new energy paradigm. They invite you to become local champions in carbon drawdown efforts.

We would like to explore the available carbon markets with you. Our team hopes to follow up with a phone call to answer any questions. Please take our own online survey with a link posted below. We plan to offer an informational workshop via the Zoom platform, which will be advertised through phone contact, email notices, and the Conway Town website. We hope that you will join us as the conversation continues.  We know time is precious for you, thank you for your time with this letter.

Conway Private Forest Carbon Team:

Colin Mettey
(413) 887-4562
Michael Barry
(774) 364-4192
Mary K. Wigmore
(413 )628-4594

Conway Private Forest Owner Carbon Market Conversation Online Survey link: