Natural Climate Solutions
Chief Sponsors: Senator Dembrow, Representative Marsh, Senator Golden, Representative Neron
What are natural climate solutions? Activities that protect or enhance the ability of natural and working lands to sequester and store carbon or reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or increasing climate resilience, water quality and quantity, human well-being, and biodiversity.
Examples include practices such as:
Why should Oregon support natural climate solutions?
These practices offer simple, proven solutions for both reducing the future impacts of climate change and confronting the impacts communities and land managers are already contending with, including drought, heatwaves, flooding, and wildfire.
This legislative session, Beyond Toxics is a part of a coalition advocating for passage of SB 530. SB 530 supports the viability of Oregon’s forest owners, farmers, and ranchers by investing in natural climate solutions (NCS).
What will this bill actually do?
Read the 2-page review of the bill:
Oregon’s Untapped Climate Solution: Support SB 530 (PDF)
Dave Eisler (left) leads a group of students on a tour of his sustainably-managed resilient forest, Shady Creek Forest. Vist our Resilient Forestry Tours page to find out more.
Benefits of supporting natural climate solutions on Oregon’s natural and working lands