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Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project

Functional Forests: The Role of California Forests in Achieving Statewide Carbon Neutrality

Five students stand with professor in group

Group Members: Samantha Smith, AnnaClaire Marley, Ben Edwards, Kyle Monper, Max Russer

Faculty Advisors: Andrew Plantinga

Client: Joint Institute for Wood Products Innovation, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection


Project Proposal
Final Presentation
Final Report


In conjunction with the Joint Institute for Wood Products Innovation (through the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection), the project team aims to assess how California’s forests may support statewide carbon neutrality.​ The project focuses on determining the costs and carbon consequences of a host of forest management treatments across all forests in California, and how these treatments can contribute to the State’s climate goals. 

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