This paper examines the degree to which forests managed to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) standards
in Maine are enrolled in carbon credit programs; analyzes the opportunities and constraints these programs
represent for landowners; and examines the strengths and weaknesses of different landowner types when
considering enrolling land in a carbon credit program. The study examines the value that sustainability
certification adds to the process of obtaining carbon credits, and how changes to the protocol for obtaining
carbon credits might enhance the incentives to enroll land.