Who We Are

The Appalachian Carbon Partnership (ACP), a project of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), is a powerful new model for promoting the practice of sustainable forest management on private, non-industrial forestland. This program is the first in Central Appalachia to compensate forest landowners for the carbon sequestered by their sustainably managed forests, linking the global issue of climate change directly to local sustainable development in Central Appalachia.

The ACP's goal is to create a community of landowners and partners that works together to increase:

  • The practice of sustainable forest management.
  • The ecological health and economic value of forests in Central Appalachia.
  • Wealth for forested communities in a region typically dominated by extractive industries.