Jackson County Board approves carbon forest project

BLACK RIVER FALLS - The Jackson County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new carbon forest project at its August meeting back on the 21st at the county courthouse.

The resolution that was approved will have Jackson County develop a Forest Carbon Project by entering into a CDMA with Anew Carbon Development, LLC (approximate 10-year contract) for participation in the voluntary carbon market under the American Carbon Registry Improved Forest Management program (40-year commitment).

As part of this resolution, the Board authorized the Jackson County Clerk to sign carbon credit project documents on behalf of the county at the direction of the Jackson County Forestry and Parks Committee and in
consultation with Jackson County Corporate Counsel and Jackson County Forest Administrator. Revenue generated from the sale of forest carbon will be deposited in the Combined Forestry Fund Account.

The county board also unanimously approved spending $35,000 divided over three years from the HoChunk Compact Funds to the Jackson County UniverCity Year Alliance project in partner ship with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In zoning matters, which the Board had several to deliberate over, the Board approved amending the Jackson County Zoning Ordinance filed by Gregory Hulett on the 10th day of
June, 2023 to change 3.82 Acres of the Official Zoning Map from the R-2 (Residential) District to the R-6 (Residential-Rural Ag) District in Cleveland Township and in another zoning amendment petition from the Town of Cleveland, filed by Eric Gillis on the 5th day of July, 2023 to change 5 Acres of the Official Zoning Map from the A-2 (Forestry and Limited Agriculture) District to the R-6 (Residential-Rural Ag) District on the following described lands: This petition was approved with several conditions attached top it concerning livestock placement, feedlots and manure spreading.


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