Public Comments on the Maine Forest Carbon Task Force Draft Report

August 31, 2021

For more information contact: Tom Gordon at: tom.gordon@maine.gov

Augusta - Maine's Forest Carbon Task Force invites public feedback by September 17 on possible strategies outlined in its draft report. Created by Executive Order, the task force was recommended by "Maine Won't Wait," the state's new four-year climate action plan. The task force aims to develop a voluntary program for small-to-medium size woodland owners in Maine who want to utilize their land for long-term carbon storage, a process known as carbon sequestration. The Task Force is co-chaired by Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal and the Governor's Legislative Director Tom Abello.

Download the Task Force's draft report (PDF).

Everyone is invited to share reactions to the draft strategies and asked to consider these general questions:

  • Which recommendations seem particularly promising to you?
  • What is missing?
  • Do any of these recommendations concern you, and if so, why?

Please email written comments to tom.gordon@maine.gov by September 17.

The Forest Carbon task Force will meet on October 8 to review the comments and finalize its report to the Governor.

For more information, visit the Maine Forest Carbon Task Force's website.