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Indian Country Today Media Network: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Carbon Credits Help Tribes Preserve Culture, Climate, and Bottom Line

NICC Press Release, February 16, 2016

NICC awarded USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program Grant to develop tribal carbon projects on Santa Ana Pueblo, Comanche, Lower Brule Sioux, Ponca of Nebraska, and Akiachuk Village

NICC Press Release, September 18, 2015

NICC awarded USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to develop tribal carbon projects on Wind River, Santa Ana Pueblo, Comanche and Pe’Sla

The Press Democrat, March 1, 2015

State, tribe reach multimillion-dollor deal on carbon offset credits

NICC Press Release, January 13, 2015

New Partnership Allows Remote Alaskan Villages to Mitigate Climate Change and Protect Forests

USDA Office of Communications, November 17, 2014

USDA and Partners Complete First-of-Its-Kind Sale of Carbon Credits from Working Ranch Grasslands

E&E Daily: Friday, October 31, 2014

CLIMATE: 38 agencies roll out plans to cope with global warming

Los Angeles Times: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

California's first carbon-credit auction raises $290 million

E&E Daily: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CLIMATE: All sides agree a carbon tax could be included in expected tax code overhaul

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Upcoming Events

Regional Meetings

Regional meetings are sponsored by Intertribal Agriculture Council, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other land conservation organizations including National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC). The meetings include one-to-two day outreach sessions reviewing various USDA programs, including financial and technical assistance in the areas of housing, business development, community facilities, agricultural production, natural resources, irrigation, animal and plan health and more. NICC presents an overview about the carbon credit market and project development resources for interested tribes or landowners. Regional meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about these programs.

No regional meetings are currently scheduled.


NICC information sessions are free and open to all interested tribal representatives or landowners. These sessions are hosted in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council and include an overview of carbon credit trading as well as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) renewable energy and conservation programs. Information sessions can be all day events but the NICC portion is typically an hour. To register for an upcoming information session, please contact the person associated with the event you would like to attend or if you are interested in hosting a session feel free to contact us.