Hood River County Commission Gets Carbon Project Overview

Hood River County Commissioners got a report on a carbon retention project to raise revenues generated from the County forestland.  Josh Fain of The Climate Trust outlined their proposal they have been working on with the County Forestry Department.  Fain says the project revolves around selling carbon credits primarily to companies seeking to offset CO2 emissions that they can’t completely eliminate.  Commissioner Les Perkins noted the Hood River County Forest has been considered an attractive location for this kind of effort for a number of years.  If the County maintains its current harvest level of 9.5 million board feet per year, Fain said there would be about 1.5 million offsets available over 20 years, and those are currently valued at around $15 per credit.  The County Forestry Department will continue discussions with the Climate Trust about moving forward with the project.  In other business, Alex Johnson was appointed to the District 4 position on the County Planning Commission.

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