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Agriculture and Forestry Carbon Capture & Sequestration Advisory Panel

Clean Fuel Standard: Agriculture and Forestry Carbon Capture & Sequestration Advisory Panel (AF-CCSAP)

Clean Fuel Standard homepage  

The Washington Clean Fuel Standard
By requiring fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels, the Clean Fuel Standard will cut statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 4.3 million metric tons a year by 2038, and will stimulate economic development in low carbon fuel production.

Purpose and Objectives 
The advisory panel will provide a collaborative forum for members to offer individual and collective inputs and insights on how to best incentivize and allocate credits for the sequestration of greenhouse gases relating to the Clean Fuel Standard through activities on agricultural and forestlands in Washington, including recommendations for:

  • Quantifying the carbon sequestration impact of current agricultural and forestry production and conservation practices, and estimating the potential due to future practices.
  • Identifying agricultural and forest land practices that have measurable greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits. 
  • Identifying and developing standards for optimizing/maximizing carbon sequestration for practices on agricultural and forestlands. 
  • Developing mechanisms for quantifying and allocating credits to incentivize carbon sequestration on agricultural and forestlands.
  • Ecology’s biennial review of innovative technologies and pathways that reduce GHG emissions and increase credit generation opportunities on agricultural and forestlands, including advising on rules or guidance needed to maintain a stable credit market. 

The purpose of this Advisory Panel is to advise Ecology on how best to account for, incentivize, and award Clean Fuel Standard credits for carbon sequestration on agricultural and forest lands, with a specific focus on the production, distribution, and sale of transportation fuels, as the goal of the Clean Fuel Standard is to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. 

You can read the charter here.


  • Amanda Parrish, The Lands Council
  • Amy Trainer, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • Cherie Kearney, Columbia Land Trust
  • Csenka Favorini-Csorba, Washington Department of Natural Resources
  • Dryw Jones, US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
  • Harrison Pettit, Pacific Ag Biofuel
  • Jim Ammonette, Washington State University & Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • John Henrikson, Wild Thyme Tree Farm
  • Julius Pasay, The Climate Trust
  • Justin Allegro, The Nature Conservancy
  • Kent Hartwig, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
  • Max DuBuisson, Indigo Agriculture
  • Mary Catherine McAleer, Weyerhaeuser
  • Paul Buckland, Inland Empire Paper Company
  • Stephanie Celt, Washington Department of Commerce


May 19

Facilitated by Ross Strategic

June 28

Facilitated by Ross Strategic


 File NameFile SizeDescriptionCategoryDate Added
AF-CCSAP_June28_2022_Agenda.pdf 196.1 KB June 2022
June 2022
Agendas 06/22/22 11:31 AM
AF-CCSAP_Charter_Final.pdf 144.7 KB Charter
None 06/22/22 08:01 AM
Summary_EcologyCleanFuelStandard_AdvisoryPanel_Meeting_051922_Final.pdf 334.6 KB May 2022
May 2022
Meeting Summary 06/14/22 03:17 PM
May19_2022_AF-CCSAP_MeetingSlideDeck.pdf 1.1 MB May 2022
May 2022
Meeting Slide Deck 05/23/22 02:58 PM
AF-CCSAP_May19_2022_Agenda.pdf 193.4 KB May 2022
May 2022
Agendas 05/13/22 02:09 PM

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