2018 ACES Conference Features WRA Conservation Finance Expertise

Members of WRA’s conservation strategies team including Matt Richmond and Jane Rice will attend the 2018 ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services conference December 3-6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This year’s event will convene an international community of professionals, researchers, and policy experts in an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. Click here to learn more about the conference.

As part of the program, WRA’s Conservation Finance Manager Jane Rice will give a presentation about carbon crediting on Tuesday, December 4 at 11:20am. Her talk, “Cracking the Aggregation Nut: A Cooperative Approach to Forest Carbon Crediting” is based on a new first of its kind forest carbon crediting program in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. The program is being developed in partnership with Sempervirens Fund, California’s oldest land trust, and is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. For more information about the Santa Cruz Mountains Carbon Cooperative, click here.