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2022 Climate Critical Lands Report

Wisconsin's Forested Lands: Opportunities for Carbon Sequestration and Storage
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

Read the full report now! 


Thanks to the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the McKnight Foundation for the support of this project. 


Melissa Johnson is a proud member of the Oneida Nation. She is currently working for the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) as a Pest Survey Specialist. In her position, she assists Tribes in Wisconsin by coordinating pest surveys and managing the WTCAC internship program.

Paul Koll is the Tribal Forester for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Chair of the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council’s Forestry Committee. Over the past 20 years, he has worked in all aspects of forest management from seedling production to the final harvests.

Jeff Mears started as the WTCAC Executive Director on June 15, 2020 and is an environmental professional with more than 25 years’ experience in environmental, land, and natural resources program management.

Dr. Adena Rissman is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of the Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She's an affiliate faculty of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, Community and Environmental Sociology, Robert M.

Andy Stoltman has his M.S. in Forest Ecology and Management from UW-Madison. He works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is currently the Forest Economics and Ecology Section Chief in the Division of Forestry. He is perhaps most proud of having been one of the authors of The Ecological Landscapes of Wisconsin 

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