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Applied science, economic opportunity and good governance are at the core of Winrock’s strategies to promote the health of the world’s most fragile — and critical — forests. Our work with local governments and rural communities also recognizes the importance of striking the right balance between conservation and economic opportunity.

Wetlands at Oxnard, CA

Carbon Banking on California Wetlands

Project Title: Wetlands Carbon Sequestration Protocol

Healthy wetlands have the potential to store large amounts of carbon. Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) is developing a methodology that will encourage wetlands restoration in California by allowing those who undertake conservation projects to generate offsets that can be sold on the state’s carbon market.

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PUBLICATIONS

USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project Performance Indicator Achievements

Creating A Legal Basis for Community Co- Management of Wetlands

Pioneering Mangrove Valuation Research

Partnering For Results

Role of Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use Mitigation in INDCs and National Policy in Asia

High Carbon Stock Consulting Study 3: Review of aboveground biomass estimation techniques

Financing Land Use Mitigation: A Practical Guide for Decision-Makers

Bioenergy

Final Biodiversity Assessment Report of Prey Lang

Implementation of Guyana’s National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) for REDD+

Prey Lang Forest Landscape Biodiversity Assessment

Support to Ethnic Tibetans in China

Pay For Performance Infographic

Milwaukee River Pay-for-Performance Project Factsheet

Rainfall and Crop Modeling to Improve Rice Farmers’ Yields in Indonesia

Valuing the Ecosystem Services Provided by Mangroves in Bangladesh

Carbon emissions from tropical forest degradation caused by logging

Forest Carbon Monitoring System: Emission Factors and their Uncertainties, Version 2

Winrock in Indonesia

Winrock International Capabilities

What Does Zero Deforestation Mean?

FACT Net Publication Archive

Benchmark Map of Forest Carbon Stocks in Tropical Regions Across Three Continents

Estimation of Aboveground Carbon Stocks

Opportunities and Challenges for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Forests

Transaction Costs for Carbon Sequestration Projects in the Tropical Forest Sector

Comparison of Different Registries and Methodologies for Reporting Carbon Credits for Afforestation Projects in the United States

Winrock Sample Plot Calculator Spreadsheet Tool

Ecosystem Services (Servicios de Ecosistemas)

Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF)

Payment for Forest Environment Services: A Case Study on Implementation in Lam Dong Province Vietnam

Raising Rural Incomes and Protecting the Environment in Vietnam and Cambodia

Tibetan Sustainable Environmental Resources for Increased Economic Growth (TSERING)