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EcoTrust announces its first deal to sell carbon credits from its Olympic Peninsula property.

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A subsidiary of EcoTrust is unveiling its first deal to sell carbon credits from its Olympic Peninsula property.

3,276 acres of the property are now on the market for credits to help offset greenhouse gas emissions from businesses and government.

EcoTrust aims to improve habitat in its forests, which total 13,000 acres now, and increase carbon storage to combat climate change. Carbon-saving steps include logging less, allowing trees to grow older before cutting and expanding logging-free buffers around streams and on steep slopes.

It also plans to maintain steady wood supplies to local mills through “patch cuts” and thinning. Jobs on its forest lands should eventually double the work created by industrial-style clear-cuts, said Bettina von Hagen, CEO of the forest management group.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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