Enhancement of Terrestrial Carbon Sinks through the Reclamation of Abandoned Mined Lands Metadata

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  • Main Title Enhancement of Terrestrial Carbon Sinks through the Reclamation of Abandoned Mined Lands


  • Author: Kronrad, Gary
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Stephen F. Austin State University
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2005-04-30


  • English


  • Content Description: This project will determine the optimal forest management method to employ for each of the major commercial tree species so that profitability of timber production only or the combination of timber production and carbon sequestration is maximized. The goal of this project is to achieve DOE's long-term cost goal of sequestering carbon at $10 or less per ton. Because the potential of a forest ecosystem to sequester carbon depends on the species, site quality and management regimes utilized, this project will determine how to optimize carbon sequestration by determining how to optimally manage each species, given a range of site qualities and economic variables. This project also will determine the effects of a carbon credit market on the method and profitability of forest management, the cost of sequestering carbon, and the amount of carbon that can be sequestered. Information from this project will be used to produce user-friendly manuals which will contain economic and biological data for each of the species. These manuals will inform landowners and forest managers how to manage forests for timber and/or carbon credits, how to maximize financial returns, how much money can be earned, and how much carbon can be stored. Manuals will be disseminated through state and federal agricultural extension services and the forest service of each state, and will be published in forest landowner magazines.


  • Keyword: Forests
  • Keyword: Manuals
  • Keyword: Carbon Sinks
  • Keyword: Resource Management
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Carbon Sequestration


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: none
  • Grant Number: FC26-00NT40931
  • DOI: 10.2172/881796
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 881796
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc885945