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We should loop in the Land Trust Alliance and local land trusts. Their relationships with existing conservation land owners could be a whole portfolio of property to approach about installing these additional conservation practices.
Jennifer Herzog Miller would be all over this!
For maintenance...does the steward arrange that and how long is the maintenance being done - 3, 5, 10 yrs?
Do the forest acres created for mitigation or for nutrient credits count toward the forestry goals?
Great question James
Where can we go, or who at FEMA can we talk to, to learn more about the pre-disaster funding and buffer opportunities??
Can you make this PowerPoint available to the participants in this webinar?
Is the program going to be for only riparian other planting areas? Another $ source could be voluntary carbon offset $ that utilities are collecting.
Katie Brownson, USFS
Frank, the pre-disaster mitigation program through FEMA is called BRIC and is new. More info here: https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/building-resilient-infrastructure-communities
mitigation does not count in the model for WQ benefit
For unforested parcels, FCA has a minimum afforestation requirement, not just mitigating clearing of forest areas.
Please also think about school grounds as locations for planting. The move toward greening school grounds provides a potential source of capital money and locations to plant trees!
perhaps oyster bmps could also be incorporated in this filtering bmp financing model
trees make sense to start with
what is that minimum acreage size for carbon friendly investments?
climate resiliency is looking into blue carbon which could connect with the wetlands
Are there established standards & specifications for design. construction & maintenance? Assuming NRCS standards are being applied on ag lands