Plan Would Offer Carbon Offsets to Timber Owners

16 September 2013

Older mid-Willamette Valley landowners who have to sell timber from their forest lands to pay for health care could get an alternative soon.

An Oregon conservation group has proposed a health initiative linking landowners with carbon-offset buyers, getting money to the older owners for health-care costs while more effectively managing their timber.

The initiative can work for woodlots as small as 20 acres, The Corvallis Gazette Times reported.

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