Development of a Carbon and Water Calculator for SFI Lands

Principal Investigators: Dr. Erik Schilling, Director of Forestry Research Southeast, NCASI and Dr. Steve Prisley, Principle Research Scientist, NCASI

Supported by: SFI

Project Summary: This project is to develop and host an online tool that will estimate and display forest carbon stocks, forest carbon stock changes, and water resources on lands certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) across the conterminous US. This would allow the public to interactively view contributions of private forest lands, and SFI-certified forests in particular, to achieving environmental objectives such as the provision of clean water and mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration in forests.