The Outlook | February 2024

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Rooted in the Future Video

The lands and waters of Minnesota have always been a home. Every place in Minnesota holds stories of caretaking by generations of Indigenous peoples from time immemorial. For those who reside in Minnesota today, we all have a caretaking responsibility to place. What does the land ask of us? What are you willing to give? 

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A Survey is Now Available to Explore the Impacts

of an Expanding Forest Carbon Market 

A survey is now available to support the project “Exploring the Potential Effects of an Expanding Forest Carbon Market in the United States”. The survey seeks input on strengths, weaknesses, and anticipated outcomes from forest carbon markets as well as insight into where additional information is needed to support informed decision making. The survey is open to anyone with insight and opinions into the effects of forest carbon markets on working forests and the communities that rely on them in the United States. Click here to read more about this project.

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LEED v4.1 Infographic

Calling all Wood Product Manufacturers! Check out this infographic on key takeaways from our LEED v4.1 report. Learn more about the market for LEED and how to support your customers. Download this infographic.

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Kathryn Fernholz to Present at SPC Impact 2024 in New Orleans on April 3rd

SPC Impact is scheduled to take place in New Orleans from April 2nd to 4th this year. The event will explore the connection between carbon and packaging, emphasizing diverse approaches to diminish carbon emissions from packaging. Kathryn Fernholz from Dovetail will present "The Evolving World of Carbon Removals and Offsetting" on Wednesday, April 3rd.This presentation will explore both the known and unknown aspects, trends, and predictions in the evolving carbon market. Visit the SPC Impact website to learn more.

Dovetail to attend Mass Timber Conference

Join us at the International Mass Timber Conference, taking place from March 26-28 in Portland, Oregon. The International Mass Timber Conference is the largest gathering of mass timber experts in the world, focusing on the entire industry supply chain. Explore cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, glulam, mass plywood panels, dowel-laminated timber, and laminated veneer lumber; and the opportunities and obstacles in global design, construction, development, manufacturing, and more.

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Role of Biochars in Climate Mitigation Presentation

Explore the impact of biochar in climate mitigation with this presentation by Dovetail associate, Harry Groot.

Certified as a Professional Engineer and an Energy Manager, Harry Groot has extensive experience, including serving as Virginia’s Governor-appointed Representative to the Consortium for Manufacturing Competitiveness. In his role as Regional Director for Va’s Center for Innovative Technology, he facilitated technology transfer between higher education institutions, Federal Labs, and regional businesses. Recently, his focus has been on biochar, encompassing the biochar industry, technology, and the potential for market development. To learn more about biochar visit Dovetail's website. Additional resources can be found at the link below.

Biochar Factsheets

Welcome to the Team!

We are excited to introduce new Dovetail team members!

Teresa Floberg is joining the Dovetail Staff as a Project Director focusing on the Ely Fireshed. Her area of focus is in community development and planning.

Michael Snyder is joining Dovetail as an Associate and brings expertise in communications, forests, forestry, and recreation.

Seamus McCarthy is an Intern this semester and is assisting with research efforts around soil and biochar.

Sarah Beth Hobby is an Intern this semester and supporting Dovetail with planning, logistics, and community support.

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