Forestry Carbon Trading Opportunities Explored with GIS

forecon…from the Winter 2009 issue of the Environmental Observer newsletter

“Fossil fuel emissions lead to a host of degradations of our planet including global warming.  Forest researchers are offering a means of monitoring and counterbalancing civilization’s need for manufactured goods with nature’s ability to cleanse the atmosphere of harmful emissions resulting from production.  A key tool to measure these trade-offs and provide the basis for designing sustainable plans is the use of geographic technologies.  GIS can combine many layers of data, model that data in many ways, and generate reports and maps that make it easy to comprehend a complex problem.”