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Accession Number PB2013-100520
Title Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Forests And Rangelands in California.
Publication Date Oct 2009
Media Count 71p
Personal Author B. Chambers B. Lee L. Spiegel M. Gravely M. Jones T. Kelley
Abstract This report titled Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals for Forests and Rangelands in California sought to quantify the baseline of changes in carbon stocks on forest and range lands in California for the 1990's--filling the gaps for those sectors that existed in the 2002 California Energy Commission report, Inventory of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-1999. The report replaces an earlier assessment that only included three out of the five California regions and in addition enhances the estimates of forest carbon sequestration. These baselines provide an estimate of the emissions and removals of GHGs attributable to changes in the use and management of forest and rangeland. The analysis revealed that forests and rangelands were responsible for a net removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere of 24.95 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year (MMTCO2eq/yr). Non-CO2 GHG emissions from forest and range lands were estimated to be 0.21 MMTCO2eq/yr, or equivalent to about 0.86% of the removals by these systems. The overall net result was a removal of 23.0 MMTCO2eq/yr by forests and 1.9 MMTCO2eq/yr by rangelands.
Keywords California
Carbon dioxide
Carbon sinks
Greenhouse effect
Greenhouse gases
Land use

Source Agency California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
43F - Environment
48D - Forestry
Corporate Author Winrock International, Arlington, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Oct.2005 - 11 May 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number DE-FC26-05NT42593 COMMISSION CN-500-02-004

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