36. - Establish an advisory relationship among federal land management agencies, state agencies and conservation organizations on climate change

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 38

Coordinating agencies should:

  • Assess the potential of forests and wetlands on federal lands to sequester carbon biologically.
  • Identify the programs and/or authorities necessary to create an insurance pool against carbon loss during sequestration contracts.
  • Work with private sector partners to determine whether a market would exist for the proposed insurance pool.
  • Develop mechanisms that would enable receipts from private sector insurance payments to be retained for improving or expanding wildlife species habitat and for creating access for fishing, hunting, and other wildlife dependent recreation on federal lands enrolled in carbon sequestration programs.
  • Direct revenue from future climate change initiatives such as “cap and trade” to wildlife, habitat, and conservation education.
  • Incorporate carbon exchange rates in creating incentives for landowners to conserve habitats.

Assessment of Status: Incomplete

This action is incomplete. In order for this action to be completed, there would need to be a climate FACA established or the WHHCC would have to make recommendations on climate change.

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