Forester Training Workshops: The Family Forest Carbon Program

The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) is now open for enrollment to landowners in the Northeast including Vermont, Eastern New York and Western Massachusetts.

Attend a training session for interested foresters to learn about program requirements for land enrollment and opportunities to become an Approved or Participating Forester. Training is offered on two dates: February 7th and February 8th, 2023.

The Family Forest Carbon Program, a program of the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy, supports America’s family forest owners with resources and payments to manage land with climate-friendly sustainable practices to grow more resilient forest, conserve biodiversity, add value to timber stands, and mitigate climate impacts. The Franklin Land Trust has partnered with The Massachusetts Woodlands Institute, a non-profit organization that encourages and assists landowners in responsibly managing their woodlands, to host trainings for foresters on the program.  Attend one of two sessions offered.

Trees sequester and store carbon as they grow. The longer they grow, the more carbon they take out of the atmosphere. Forests are also vulnerable to the effects of our already changing climate. Having a diverse forest of different age trees, including more mature trees, helps create a forest that is more resilient long-term, protecting this important carbon sink and providing other critical benefits such as habitat and clean water.

Trainings hosted by the American Forest Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the Franklin Land Trust.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Noon – 3 pm ET

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 3 pm – 6 pm ET

Online training provides: 

  • Overview of the FFCP
  • Scientific methodology
  • Land eligibility requirements
  • Management practices: Grow Older Forests and Enhance Your Woodlands
  • Roles of Approved and Participating Foresters

Free of charge. Forestry continuing education credits available.

To Register Visit:

For more information contact:

Sierra Giraud,  Northeast Senior Forestry Manager, American Forest Foundation,

Emily Boss, Community Conservation Program Manager, Franklin Land Trust,