Wisconsin’s forested landscapes are ripe with potential for increasing carbon sequestration and storage. Over the winter and spring of 2021-22, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters worked with a team of forestry experts from across the state, and conducted focus groups and interviews with 57 people who work in the forestry industry. From this research effort, the Climate & Energy team wrote a report that contains recommendations that, if implemented, will increase carbon sequestration and storage in forestry. These recommendations affect public, Tribal, and private forested lands, building materials, and other facets of forestry. In the 2022 briefing, the Wisconsin Academy and the team of forestry experts spoke about this report and how Wisconsin’s forested lands can play a role in mitigating climate change.
Thanks to the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the McKnight Foundation for the support of this project.