Amazon dumps cash into Vermont forest carbon-credit project - WCAX

The idea is to pay landowners to grow trees that store carbon. But how do you make it worth their while? Answer: get the world’s richest man to pay for it.

"In partnership with Amazon and the Nature Conservancy, the Vermont Land Trust and Cold Hollow to Canada is helping landowners of a dozen parcels of land across the state get paid for preserve valuable wildlife through carbon credits. A regional conservation partnership in the Northeast Kingdom called Cold Hollow to Canada has been encouraging practices that protect diverse plant and animal species. But doing that is expensive, especially as timber prices fluctuate and syrup prices drop. Now, that extra revenue will help landowners hold, steward, manage, and pass on their properties to future generations.”

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