Joshua Strauss is a forest carbon specialist whose primary responsibilities consist of the sourcing, analysis, and development of Improved Forest Management, Afforestation, and Avoided Conversion carbon offset projects. Joshua is experienced in forest mensuration and geospatial analysis, has a degree accredited by the Society of American Foresters, and has passed the CA Air Resources Board’s Forest Verifier examination. A Doris Duke Conservation Fellow and Tinker Foundation Grant recipient, Joshua holds a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara and Master’s degrees in Forestry and Environmental Management from Duke University.
Working Woodlands Program Director
The Nature Conservancy
Josh is the Director of the Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands Program. His focus is on engaging and enrolling landowners in the Working Woodlands Program by providing them with long-term innovative conservation solutions. Qualified landowners are provided pathways and opportunities to promote sustainable forest management while realizing new revenue streams through forest carbon. Since starting the program in 2009, Josh led the enrollment of over 92,000 acres of forestland across North America including developing Pennsylvania’s first carbon project in 2012. He has extensive experience in assessing and providing voluntary and compliance carbon market solutions to forest landowners. On the weekends, he enjoys managing his own conserved working forest with his wife and two daughters in the mountain ridges of central Pennsylvania.