Forestry Offsets 101

A case study of the Nature Conservancy and Bluesource’s Working Woodlands Program


Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 am PST. 

Bluesource is the oldest and longest-standing carbon offset developer and marketer. Bluesource creates emission reductions from over 20 different technologies in over 85 locations, across 46 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Bluesource has developed expertise in environmental mitigation and has worked alongside governments to develop policies and offset protocols.  

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. TNC works in conservation in 72 countries across 6 continents. TNC employs a variety of projects to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. Seven decades of conservation experience allows them to constantly evolve and take on the world’s most important challenges. 

This webinar will cover:

    • the history of the Working Woodlands Program
    • a brief overview of the forest carbon market
    • an introduction to Improved Forest Management protocols
    • implications for landholders
    • Q + A


We’ll send you an email with the link and details. 



Josh Strauss
Vice President

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.


Josh Parrish
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.