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Groups Carbon Sequestration Program Restores Critical Habitat Through Land Management Practices That Help Offset Greenhouse Gases

MEMPHIS, TN, July 7, 2004--Ducks Unlimited (DU) was featured recently on the Environmental News Network Radio (www.enn.com). Host Jerry Kay interviewed DU's Dick Kempka, Director of Energy & Technology Partnerships about the emerging carbon sequestration market (currently a volunteer, credit-based, industry-wide program to combat greenhouse gases) and how it relates to the waterfowl conservation restoration work of DU.

The two discussed the new collaborative initiative that seeks to address climate change issues, restore critical wildlife habitat, improve water quality and reduce flooding-all through the simple act of planting trees.

According to Kempka, “There is huge potential for sequestration projects on privately owned lands. The initial influx of investment from the Utility Industry is a great first step to achieve industry emission reduction commitments, as well as provide a land use management change incentive for the landowner."

He noted how the program is helpful to landowners who want to make some land management changes, “DU’s expanding carbon sequestration program is designed to assist landowners. By assembling carbon offset credits associated with ecologically sound forest and grassland restoration work, ranchers and farmers may then work with Ducks Unlimited or other groups to sell the credits to investors.”

Click here to listen to the interview

 

 

For more information about DU’s Carbon Sequestration program:

 


 

http://www.ducks.org/conservation/CarbonSequestration.asp

ENN Radio is an environmental conservation radio program that takes an entertaining approach targeting people who are interested and concerned about the environment who also want to get involved. Kay, hosts the nationally syndicated radio program that highlights science and conservation issues each week.  

 

For more information: Bob Benson, (901) 758-3859, bbenson@ducks.org

 


 

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