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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 2009/02/24 - Evan H. Smith, vice president of forest acquisition and finance for The Conservation Fund, and B. Chandler Van Voorhis, a founding partner of C2I, LLC, a conservation-finance company, have joined the ImageTree Corp. Advisory Board.
ImageTree Corporation, the precision forestry company, has broadened its expertise in forest-carbon markets with the joining of two new members to its active Advisory Board.
Joining current advisers Dr. Lee Allen (Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University), Dr. Ricardo Bayon (EKO Asset Management Partners), Dr. Randy Wynne (Virginia Tech, Conservation Management Institute, Center for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing) are prominent industry experts, in alphabetical order:
Evan H. Smith
Vice president of forest acquisition and finance for The Conservation Fund, Smith oversees management of the Fund’s working forest conservation projects, which include California projects that make the Fund arguably the country’s largest forest-project seller of verified emission reductions. With the Fund since 1995, Smith is a trained forester, well versed in conservation planning, conservation easements, ecological silviculture, watershed restoration, forest certification, forest operations management and finance, timberland valuation and carbon-offset markets. Among other professional activities, he has co-chaired the Resources Committee of the Sustainable Forestry Board, and holds from Yale University a B.S. degree in geology and a master’s degree in forestry.
B. Chandler Van Voorhis
A founding partner of C2I, LLC, a conservation-finance company whose assets have been created to produce significant value from carbon and renewable biomass supplies through the natural sequestration of carbon dioxide while having a positive effect on conservation, Van Voorhis serves on the Board of the Clean Power Foundation and is an adviser to business publication Corporate Strategy Today. C2I builds public-private partnerships for forest restoration carbon projects and has proposed the creation of the U.S. Federal Carbon Reserve as a mechanism for avoided deforestation to participate in the carbon market by creating an insurance backstop.
About ImageTree Corporation
ImageTree (imagetreecorp.com) is a forestry technology solutions company that improves financial performance, enables monetization and enhances sustainability of forest assets. As “the precision forestry company,” it combines remote-sensing technologies with advanced mathematics and patented automated forest feature-extraction algorithms to create a robust and detailed forest-management inventory system. Precise assessments of carbon biomass are being employed to create a regulated framework for a transparent and credible forest carbon marketplace. To enable Latin American and Caribbean countries to financially benefit from emerging carbon-credit markets, ImageTree and regional intergovernmental organization CATHALAC have signed a five-year exclusive agreement to collaborate on delivering cost-effective carbon and forest biomass baseline inventories on a national scale. The company has academic relationships with the Forest Nutrition Cooperative; University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Yale University’s Global Institute for Sustainable Forestry; and the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences at West Virginia University.
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