The Impact in Pennsylvania
The Natural Capital Exchange Model
NCX Spring 2021 Cycle
Democratizing access to carbon markets by measuring every value, on every acre, for every landowner, every year.
- 1.2M Acres
- 93 Landowners and counting
- 130,000 Tons of CO₂e removed
NCX for Buyers
Verified carbon credits for companies committed to investing in local communities, channel partners seeking quality offsets, and multinationals pursuing net-zero goals.
4 Simple Steps
Work with an NCX sales rep to ask questions, clarify your procurement needs, and prepare for the next enrollment cycle.
NCX assesses each property’s capacity for carbon sequestration. Companies confirm their commitments.
NCX matches up landowners and net-zero pioneers every quarter. During the contracted year, landowners defer timber harvests.
NCX staff deliver verified carbon credits to our net-zero pioneers.
- Acres of healthy habitat: 295,665
- Acres of high-quality habitat: 36,156
Your participation supports wildlife that call forests home, such as the White-tailed Deer. The growth of large oaks, and acorns are an important food source for these Deer.
In northern regions, enrolled acres of pine and spruce stands provide them winter refuge. In warmer seasons, these forests offer protection against the transmission of lyme disease. Deer are a “reservoir species” for the carriers of this disease, black-legged ticks, which prefer forest edges to thickets. Reducing the fragmentation of deer habitat can reduce the prevalence of lyme disease.
The McDaniel Family
- Location of Property: Mississippi
- Acres in NCX: 1,280
The McDaniel family has been in the forestry business since the 1970s.They decided to enroll with NCX for two reasons: to team up with net-zero pioneers, and to better preserve the wooded sections of their property.
Their forest provides a refuge from the hassles of everyday life. Via harvest deferral, our exchange also allows them to preserve wildlife habitat for their fellow creatures of the forest, including white-tailed deer.
- Tons of carbon offsets sold: 35,808
- Private foresters with < 400 acres: 50%
Alabama is home to long leaf pine, tulip poplar, and bald cypress trees—as well as foresters eager to team up with net-zero pioneers.
For this fulfillment, NCX inked agreements with three timber investment management organizations, two dozen private landowners, and one municipal forester. Landowners from ten states joined NCX for our inaugural fulfillment cycle. The harvest deferrals by landowners and foresters in AL, constitute more than 25% of the carbon offsets secured.
A Forest Carbon Guide
The RISE framework for Forest Carbon
Learn how to move away from the legacy approach to forest carbon projects in order to drive more real, immediate, scalable, efficient (RISE) impact.
Check out “Forests and Carbon: A Guide for Buyers and Policymakers”: our white paper on nature, science, and the importance of getting things right today.
FAQBack to 4 Steps
Who can buy NCX carbon credits?
Wholesale buyers of any type—businesses, NGOs, credit brokers—can make NCX orders.
Who verifies the legitimacy of the NCX methodology?
The NCX methodology is under review and will be verified by an independent, ICROA-approved certification body. NCX field measurements are also third-party verified.
How deep of a market is NCX? How much volume is available for purchase?
Private forest landowners in the US are capable of delivering millions of tons of high-quality carbon credits to the NCX market each year.
What’s my next step if I want to participate?
Get in touch with us via our contact form and our team will share more about the process and our upcoming enrollment cycle.