Your Guide to the Nature-Positive Economy
Zack Parisa
Zack Parisa
3 October, 2023 min read

Today we’re announcing a major expansion of the NCX platform to better serve landowners like you.  Log in to to discover and compare dozens of nature-positive programs to find the right one for you and your land.

The new nature-positive economy is booming, but it can be hard to navigate the dozens of emerging programs for landowners.  Carbon, water, soil, solar projects, timber, and wildlife programs are springing up regularly with all sorts of required activities, durations, and payment schemes.  What’s right for you and your land?

At NCX, we’ve been hard at work expanding our platform to put all your options in one place.  Using our satellite-based Basemap technology, we help you determine which programs might be a good fit for your unique property.  You can easily compare similar programs and take the next steps to enroll in your top choice.

NCX’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a nature-positive economy.  Several years ago, we launched the first forest carbon program open to any landowner in the US.  We’re proud of how we grew the program to thousands of landowners across millions of acres.  Other forest carbon programs have followed, and now landowners in the US have many choices for not only carbon, but programs for water, soils, wildlife, and other types of natural capital as well.

Faced with all these choices, landowners need a trusted guide.  But there’s a conflict between being a project developer and giving unbiased guidance on the full range of available projects.  So instead of running projects ourselves, we’re focusing on helping landowners navigate all the programs within the growing nature-positive economy.

Join a community of over 20,000 landowners on and discover the true value of your land.

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about the author

Zack Parisa

Zack Parisa

Co-Founder and CEO
Zack Parisa is the co-founder and CEO of NCX. Over the last decade, he has developed and pioneered precision forestry tools that are revolutionizing the way that forests can be measured, valued, and managed. Using satellites, cloud computing, and machine learning, NCX worked with Microsoft to create “Basemap,” the first high-resolution forest inventory of the United States. It is now using this data to build new markets for forest values beyond timber, such as carbon, wildlife habitat, and fire risk. Zack is a forester and biometrician by training. He earned an MFS from Yale University, and a BS in forestry from Mississippi State University.