Evolution of the NCX Model

  • Overview of today's NCX model including the recent changes

  • Why harvest deferral credit (HDC) volumes change over time

  • A nuts and bolts look at how NCX calculates business-as-usual (BAU) baselines for landowner properties

  • New ownership documentation requirements

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Consulting Foresters

The carbon market that works for everyone. Learn more about how consulting foresters can engage with NCX.


Join thousands of American landowners and sell forest carbon in the Natural Capital Exchange.

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Webinar On-Demand: Enabling Forest Carbon Accounting at Scale with Basemap

The Basemap forest dataset serves as the foundation of the Natural Capital Exchange. Using inputs including economics, timber harvest pricing, regional information, and much more, it provides acre-by-acre intelligence on the location, diameter, and species of trees across the contiguous United States.

View this deep dive into how Basemap is built, and how it's used to provide quality estimates of forest carbon.

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Sorry John Oliver Fans: You Can't Enroll Your Lawn for Carbon Credits

After being featured on Last Week Tonight, we received a ten-fold increase in new landowner requests and rejected 40% of them. We want to thank John Oliver and his viewers for putting the NCX model to the test.

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NCX Completes the First Cycle of the Natural Capital Exchange

In partnership with 119 American landowners and net-zero leading companies like Microsoft, NCX completed its first full cycle.

With landowners agreeing to defer their timber harvest for one year and that commitment verified by NCX Basemap technology, over 2 million tonne-years of carbon across 1.17 million acres of forest was sequestered.