EFM’s Reflections on COP26: “Coal, Cars, Cash and Trees”December 20th, 2021
Forest Carbon Technical Manager/Analyst
This position will champion carbon feasibility analyses and manage carbon and timber inventory databases.
IN THE NEWS
Conserving the Galapagos of OregonDecember 7th, 2021
B the Change features how EFM‘s recent transition of forestland has contributed to a unique land-to-sea conservation corridor on the northern Oregon Coast.
EFM Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2021October 13th, 2021
Beaver RenaissanceOctober 13th, 2021
The beaver is being celebrated as natural builders of highly effective firebreaks.
2020 Impact ReportJuly 23rd, 2021
EFM is now a 100% employee-owned firmJanuary 7th, 2022
IN THE NEWS
Climate-smart forestry practices: the key to restoring biodiversity?December 2nd, 2021
Promote biodiversity and positive climate effects tend to follow. This Environmental Finance feature explores the relationship between biodiversity and climate change within the context of EFM's climate-smart forestry practices.
Wyetheia angustifola, commonly known as the California compassplant, is in full bloom in Big Meadow on the Scott River Headwaters property in northern California. Alpine meadows, such as this one, play a big role in forest ecosystems by storing groundwater that replenishes streams during the hot summer months and providing an important source of forage and habitat for rare and threatened species. EFM is proud to be partnering with local conservation organizations to restore and protect these meadows so that they can continue to provide these important services.
There are many ways to avoid or reduce carbon emissions; however, climate-smart forestry is unique in that it can both avoid carbon emissions through harvest reductions and store carbon through tree growth, removing it from the atmosphere. Stored carbon is increased by leaving more trees in place in reserves, by retaining trees during harvests for habitat, seed provision, and soil protection, and allowing trees to grow longer between harvests.